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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’.
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
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SWEET COOT OVER RICE INGREDIENTS: 10 to 15 coots breasts 1 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Rays Original BBQ sauce 1 cup teriyaki sauce 3 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup spicy buffalo wing sauce 2 cups brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Season with salt and pepper 6 cups white rice 5 cups coconut milk 12 ounce can pineapple, divided 1 package of scallions DIRECTIONS: I prefer to remove the innards of coots and let them hang for three to four days before breasting for maximum flavor and tenderness.
Echinostoma atrae, New Species (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) in Black Coot Fulica atra (Aves: Rallidae) of Manchhar Lake, Sindh, Pakistan.
Approximately 853,000 Black Coot were estimated at six study sites during 1989 through 2008, with a mean value of 42,638 birds per year.
Field studies by Lyon and Shizuka, who spied on coots near Williams Lake in British Columbia, show that parasitic chicks are less likely to survive than native chicks.
Epidemiological studies have confirmed AVM lesions in coots exhibiting no apparent signs of abnormality.
If using duck or coot, slice the breast medallions into two or three pieces.
Lyon and his energetic field assistants monitored coot nests in a marsh in British Columbia every day for four breeding seasons.
Among the bird species seen in the area are the red-winged blackbird, the kingfisher and the American coot.
It's comical bobbing, rasping call, reluctance to fly and ungainly waddle have spawned phrases like "silly old coot" and "daft as a coot.
Think: Peter Falk plays a colorful old coot who takes his grandson (Josh Hutcherson) on a road trip against the boy's parents' wishes to prove his tall tales are true.
The Bugle Boy store at the Camarillo Premium Outlets center is scheduled to close Wednesday, said Idalmy Coot, one of the managers.
Permit a certified geezer (old coot, fogy, fossil) of 65 to voice his opinions.
Avian vacuolar myelinopathy (AVM) is a neurologic disease causing recurrent mortality of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and American coots (Futica americana) at reservoirs and small impoundments in the southern USA.
Fred Coots, who co-wrote the Christmas classic with Haven Gillespie in 1934, are entitled to reclaim their copyright in the song from EMI Feist Catalog.
Leslie's image of two pairs of coots fighting on Sled Lane pond in Crawcrook in Gateshead made him the overall winner of the 2014 North East Wildlife Photography competition.