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Old May 27 2013, 11:43 PM   #20
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Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair

Well, in the past "beard" usually meant the "hair that grows on a man's face often" but not necessarily "excluding the mustache" (Merriam Webster), and whisker meant a hair of the beard, ergo whisker=facial hair. The other terms seem like they were used when you shaved part of the beard away and left some subsection, e.g. sideburns, muttonchops, mustache, circle beard, goatee, what have you, but it was all part of the beard.
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