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Cut (hair) into wispy feather-like points.[as adjective] ‘black feather-cut hair’
- ‘He looked like a little lost boy, with his feather-cut brown hair and innocent eyes.’
- ‘A sharp-suited young man from Liverpool, he sports the mop-topped, feather-cut hairstyle of a Sixties mod.’
- ‘In contrast to her vampy outfit, Michelle kept her hair and make-up relatively simple, opting for simple hues and giving her blonde feather-cut locks plenty of volume.’
- ‘A bunch of roughnecks with feather-cut hair and Indian canoes was loitering by the river bank, smoke still wafting from the barrel of their gun.’
- ‘Asked how he feels about one hack's overwrought description of him as ‘the feather-cut prince of the blues‘, he frowns, repeats the phrase slowly and inquisitively as if trying it on for size, then quickly changes the subject.’
- ‘This was an era in which pop stars were a vision to behold: dressed in spangled, glittering costumes and teetering atop platform boots, hair carefully feather-cut and back-combed.’
- ‘It's run by the appalling motivational fitness guru White Goodman, played by a feather-cut and moustached actor Ben Stiller.’
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