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This week's theme: words related to beards.
Vandyke or Van Dyke or vandyke (van dyk) noun
A short, pointed beard.
[After painter Anthony Van Dyck or Vandyke (1599-1641) who painted portraits of people having these v-shaped beards.]
A painting by Anthony Van Dyck showing a vandyke.
"And, a young man with a Van Dyke and kinte cloth shorts was
Dirt Devil-ing the floor around a mannequin in one of the few
windows in which mannequins were dressed."
"The Van Dyke, however, is shaped like a V and comes to a sharp point.
It usually, but not always, has a mustache with it, suitable for
My greatest skill has been to want but little. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
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