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Toad's hair

Posted by John Turner on December 01, 2008 at 10:21

I encountered a curious phrase in some research into the Mormon president Brigham Young. According to the minutes of an 1849 meeting, he refers to another member of the church as "like a toads hair comb[ing] up [and] down." The bracketed matter is my interpretation.

What does it mean to be like a "toad's hair" or a "toad's hair comb?" I've seen your conclusions on a "frogs hair." Has anyone come across "toad's hair" or "toad's hair comb?"