bald

mia0815

Senior Member
Taiwanese
'Several buzzards sat on the dipper bucket. Once I noticed the birds I started to see them everywhere: one was slim-winged on one of the crane's ladders. One was eating a squirrel on the hull, There was something canny and bald about their attention, their tiny wet eyes.'

from Swamplandia! (a novel)

I can't really grasp what 'bald' means here.
Please help. Thank you.
 
  • exgerman

    Senior Member
    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    I should have added: Since this is Swamplandia, the author probably chose the word because of its other associations. The heads of buzzards are bald (i.e. featherless).
     
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