How many names can you up with for your favorite barista's facial hair? I got three. But that's why I have to write about dive bars on Lombard and not, you know, universally human themes of vengeance and man's place in the natural world and, like, obsession and stuff. According to the blog The Towering Irrelevance, In just two chapters of White Jacket, Herman Melville uses 25 different words to describe beards. Can you do better?
suburbs of the chin
long, trailing moss hanging from the bough of some aged oak
plantations of hair
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