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 Hail-fellow-well-met (A).Hair 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
One single tuft is left on the shaven crown of a Mussulman, for Mahomet to grasp hold of when drawing the deceased to Paradise.   1
“And each scalp had a single long tuft of hair.”
Byron: Siege of Corinth.
   The scalp-lock of the North American Indians, left on the otherwise bald head, is for a conquering enemy to seize when he tears off the scalp.   2

 Hail-fellow-well-met (A).Hair 


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