Definition of hoary:
canescent, senile, ancient, Grey, grey-haired, time-worn, rust, hairy, naughty, elder, gray, grey-headed, elderly, antique, old as the hills, ribald, saucy, rust-brown, hirsute, geriatric, venerable, age-old, grizzly, jokey, hoar, spicy, canescent, archaic, remote, out of practice, grayish, cornball, aging, timeworn, blue-eyed, new, olden, decrepit, antiquated, antediluvian, immemorial, corny, smutty, old-time, gray-haired, gray-headed, old as Methuselah, patriarchal, greyish, fair-haired, aged, rusty, old, time-honored, off-color, white-haired, senior.
- "Russian Lyrics", Translated by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi.
- "The Ball and The Cross", G.K. Chesterton.
Yet he knew that behind those blistering walls was a reposeful patio, surrounded by low- pitched verandas; that the casa was full of roomy corridors, nooks, and recesses, in which lurked the shadows of a century, and that hidden by the further wall was a lonely old garden, hoary with gnarled pear- trees, and smothered in the spice and dropping leaves of its baking roses.- "The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories", Bret Harte.