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English → English (gcide) Definition: To take time by the forelock Forelock \Fore"lock`\, n. 1. The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun. [1913 Webster] Forelock bolt, a bolt retained by a key, gib, or cotter passing through a slot. Forelock hook (Rope Making), a winch or whirl by which a bunch of three yarns is twisted into a standard. --Knight. To take time by the forelock or To take occasion by the forelock , to make prompt use of anything; not to let slip an opportunity. [1913 Webster] Time is painted with a lock before and bald behind, signifying thereby that we must take time by the forelock; for when it is once past, there is no recalling it. --Swift. [1913 Webster] On occasion's forelock watchful wait. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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