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bald-faced lie

A blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruth, one in which the liar does not attempt to disguise their mendacity. Our son tells us nothing but bald-faced lies when we ask him where he goes at night.
See also: lie

bald-faced liar

One who tells blatantly obvious and/or impudent untruths easily and with little or no attempt to disguise the lie. Everyone knows he is just a bald-faced liar. It's a wonder anyone believes a thing he says anymore.
See also: liar

bald as a coot

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

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.
See also: bald, coot

*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!
See also: bald, coot

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’.
See also: bald, coot

(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

bald-headed hermit

and bald-headed mouse and one-eyed pants mouse
n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) Somebody said something about the attack of the one-eyed pants mouse, and all the boys howled with laughter. Although “bald-headed hermit” gave her mental images of Ghandi on vacation, she soon figured out the riddle.

bald-headed mouse

verb
See also: mouse
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A Bald Eagle was presumed to be nesting if it used the same location (presumed nest) every day for at least 35 d, as determined by GPS locations.
All three of the founding fathers had contrasting ideas about the design, and none included the bald eagle.
While I did not witness the Bald Eagle predation events I describe here, the weight of evidence for Bald Eagle predation of live Sitka Black-tailed Deer fawns is strong.
BALD FACTS Jimmy Nesbitt with Lionel Messi at Ballon D'Or and, right, last month
In 66 minutes, Hibs made it 3-0 when substitute Sam Stanton scored from close range after Bald made a save from Malonga on the left and pushed the ball into his path.
Another popular venue for seeing bald eagles in Mississippi is the area around the Corinth National Cemetery, which is located near the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Eagles (both bald and golden) readily scavenge deer carcasses and gut piles during hunting season, leading to the accidental ingestion of lead bullet fragments.
Unique to North America, bald eagles can be found near lakes, rivers, and coasts.
It's all a bit of fun, of course - and with that in mind, we asked our photo expert Mike Price to transform some familiar faces from Merseyside to see what they would look like if they were bald.
Agile and powerful, the majestic bald eagle--national bird of the United States--has long symbolized independence and freedom.
In Haines, a natural phenomenon at the convergence of three rivers sets the stage for the largest gathering of bald , eagles in the world.
28 ( ANI ): An entrepreneur from Texas has started a weird business by offering space on his or his co-workers bald heads for advertisements
George Bald, the longtime commissioner of the state's Department of Resources and Economic Development, will end a public service career spanning decades in November.
Dear EarthTalk: I understand there is good news about the recovery of bird species like the Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle and others owed to the 1972 ban on DDT.
Just because a man is bald doesn't mean nothing's going on in his scalp.