Word of the Day: glabrous
origin: from the Latin "glabr-", meaning "bald"
1. Smooth, especially a surface without hairs or projections.
"Details that might have been bristles of energy were slicked
down instead, leaving the performance glabrous and
undifferentiated. Wherever the music called for an interpretive
decision, the musicians opted for the obvious one, and the
conductor did not override them."
--Justin Davidson, "The Streamlined Vienna Could Use a Push"
"Men after a certain age simply should not wear shorts, I've
decided; the skin seems denuded and practically crying out for
hair, particularly on the calves. It's just about the only body
area where you actually want more hair on older men. A couple
of these glabrous-calved guys are field-stripping their camcorders
with military expertise."
--David Wallace, "Shipping Out" in Harper's Magazine
Publish Date: 01/20/2011