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bald as a coot

Totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's bald as a coot.
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be as bald as a coot

To be totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's as bald as a coot.
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*bald as a coot

 and *bald as a baby's backside
completely bald. (*Also: as ~.) If Tom's hair keeps receding like that, he'll be bald as a coot by the time he's thirty. Fred: Now, I'll admit my hair is thinning a little on the top, butJane: Thinning? You're not thinning, you're as bald as a baby's backside!
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as bald as a coot

completely bald.
The coot (Fulica atra) has a broad white shield extending up from the base of its bill. The history of the word bald is somewhat obscure, but analogies with other northern European languages suggest a connection with the idea of ‘having a white patch or streak’.
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(as) bald as a ˈcoot

having no hair on your head at all: Why did you buy him a hairbrush? He’s as bald as a coot!
A coot is a black bird with a white patch on its forehead that lives on or near water.
See also: bald, coot
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Coots fighting, by Les Holburn - the overall competition winning photograph
At church service on Saturday, a week after Coots died, both Cody Coots and his mother handled the rattler that killed his father, said Williamson, who attended the service.
Of the practice, Coots said: "This makes our church an easy target for mistreatment by authorities.
In July 2008, Coots was among 10 people who were arrested after officials with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department launched a sting operation against the illegal snake trade and seized 125 venomous snakes.
When parasitic chicks arrived at a nest before native chicks, coot parents discriminated against their own young.
Interspecific nest parasitism by ducks and coots in Utah.
It's comical bobbing, rasping call, reluctance to fly and ungainly waddle have spawned phrases like "silly old coot" and "daft as a coot.
Because the disease was discovered in bald eagles and coots, it was first referred to as Coot and Eagle Brain Lesion Syndrome (CEBLS).
Two Hope Ranch residents said they watched in horror when a grounds man at the club pulled coots from a tangled net and stuffed them live, some with broken legs, into sandbag-sized plastic bags two weeks ago.
Halliburton acquired all of the outstanding stock of Boots & Coots through the stock and cash transaction.
Coots was caught in January 2013 transporting five venomous snakes through Knoxville, Tenn.
13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boots & Coots International Well Control, Inc.
americana) coots are two of the rarest bird species that nest in wetlands of the USVI, including St.
American coots (Fulica americana) wage covert egg wars among themselves, sneaking into a neighboring nest to deposit an egg for the other family to raise, explains Bruce E.