hoary - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hoary
Hoary or Hairy (white here).
since old, obviously old with white hair; white with age
"hoary" "hoary" -- like the hindu old men pray "hori hori" -- their hair become white with age ,,
HOARY -> HAIRY -> grey HAIR = OLD.
Read it as "whory" they are horny and hairy :-/
Hoary = Old Harry
Hoary = hoa (becomes) + r (red) + y (yellow); becomes red & yellow i.e gray like color.