from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a face in which the nasal bone is higher at the nose than at the stop: applied to dogs. This peculiarity is frequently seen in pointers. Vero Shaw, Book of the Dog.
- Having a round flattish face, like a reversed plate: said of persons.
- Said of a horse in which the profile of the face is concave.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Desperation may have clouded my judgment, for I ended up with a seven-year-old mare, a dish-faced sorrel pinto out of a quarter horse mare by a local Arabian stallion.
"You will have your little joke, Doctor," smiled Miss Hopkins, a dish-faced blonde with a cultured expression.
"That dish-faced pinto on the off side," remarked the driver, "can outrun anything in this town for fun, money, or marbles."
Having waited till it was finished, he had, for his own private amusement, taken it to a nice hillside, and was now coasting on it all alone by the light of a good-humored, dish-faced moon.
Stop -- There is a gradual, slight, barely perceptible stop, avoiding a down or dish-faced appearance.
So .. forget that I called ya’ll liberals dish-faced morons. on June 2, 2008 at 9: 28 pm | Reply I'm Also Clouseau
Egyptians, Asiatics, Romans all have gods, but these dish-faced ones with beards refuse to pay honor to Caesar and scorn the gods. "
A little dish-faced woman in rusty black, and with whitish curls surmounted by a faded blue velvet bonnet laid flat on top of her head, had the floor: "Mr. Chairman -- I mean Miss Chairman -- the object of our meeting this evening is, Shall marriage in the Consolidated
As I can beat you at tennis, though you are six years older than I, so I can beat you in other matters, and with the Queen herself, even though she is half in love with you already, as all the court is saying; and she shall belong to me some day, though I have to slay that dish-faced prayer-master of a king to get her. "
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