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|I don't think it is blonde.
Written by Rachel G
(10/23/2008 2:24 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, L&T question: "sandy-haired" Col Wallis -- Chap15, penned by Cathy Allen
The Shorter OED says that "sandy", when referring to hair, means "of a yellowish red colour". Maybe the term is used differently elsewhere, but the link with red hair and tendency to freckles would explain why sandy hair is so offensive to Sir Walter.
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