A beard is the collection of hair that grows on the chin, upper lip, cheeks and neck of human beings. Usually, only pubescent or adult males are able to grow beards. However, women with hirsutism may develop a beard. When differentiating between upper and lower facial hair, a beard specifically includes the moustache, which refers to hair above and around the upper lip.

Over the course of history, men with facial hair have been ascribed various attributes such as wisdom, sexual virility, masculinity, or a higher status; although beards may also be perceived to be associated with a lack of general cleanliness and a loss of refinement.

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Lost In The Sound Of Separation - Promotion
... August 1, 2008 Underoath encouraged their male fans to grow a beard for one month until the US release date of the album, September 2, 2008 ... The rules were that participants were to upload a picture of their beard to the website daily to show the progress of their beard growth ... On the release date of the album, Underoath asked for fans to take pictures of both their beard and a copy of Lost in the Sound of Separation ...
Leave The Light On (Jeff Bates Album) - Track Listing
... Ben Hayslip) – 310 "Rub It In" (Layng Martine, Jr.) – 305 "No Shame" (Bates, Kenny Beard, Jimmy Yeary) – 302 "Hands On Man" (Carson Chamberlain, Mark D ... Sanders, Michael White) – 250 "Leave the Light On" (Beard, Yeary, Monty Criswell) – 328 "That'll Get You Ten" (Wade Kirby, Eric Church) – 359 "The ...
Celeste Beard - Trial
... In the trial, the prosecutors cited that she married Beard only for his money and her reason for wanting him dead was that he had grown tired of paying ... Beard's accountant revealed that Johnson spent $321,000 during October and November 1999, followed by an additional $249,000 by December 10, and another $100,000 in the six weeks ending March 31, 2000 ... Prosecutors also felt Johnson never actually loved Beard due to their large age difference and his overweight, unattractive appearance ...
Celeste Beard
... Celeste Beard Johnson (born February 13, 1963) is a convicted American murderer currently serving a life sentence at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas for the murder of her ...

Famous quotes containing the word beard:

    In the far South the sun of autumn is passing
    Like Walt Whitman walking along a ruddy shore.
    He is singing and chanting the things that are part of him,
    The worlds that were and will be, death and day.
    Nothing is final, he chants. No man shall see the end.
    His beard is of fire and his staff is a leaping flame.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    His tears run down his beard like winter’s drops
    From eaves of reeds.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A beard signifies lice, not brains.
    Greek proverb.