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What does "back-hair" mean? Please help me to understand this sentence (from the novel "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club" (1837), Ch. Dickens ): Standing before the dressing-glass was a middle-aged lady, in yellow curl-papers, busily engaged in brushing what ladies call their ‘back-hair.’ What does "back-hair" mean?
Feb 7, 2012 10:34 AM
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In this context, i would think that 'back-hair' means 'the hair that grows past the shoulders and down to a person's back'. It was common for people to grow their hair long in these days! :)
February 7, 2012
You can see the following illustration and understand what the authour meant:
February 7, 2012
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