a cup of hair

14:47 Mar 1, 2017
English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / novel
English term or phrase: a cup of hair
In the novel A Place in England, by Melvyn Bragg, There is a sentence saying ' There was another long scar just below the hairline on his forehead - hidden by a cup of hair - and a dry pucker of skin at the right corner of his mouth twisted his lips when he smiled.
What does 'a cup of hair' mean?
Shuyao Wang
China
Local time: 10:11


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5cap or hair
B D Finch


  

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cap or hair


Explanation:
This is a typo.

https://books.google.fr/books?isbn=1848942559
Melvyn Bragg - 2012 - ‎Fiction
There was another long scar just below the hairline on his forehead – hidden by cap or hair – and a dry pucker of skin at the right corner of his mouth twisted his ...

So, the scar was hidden either by the person's cap or by their hair.




B D Finch
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