Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deformity, caused by the presence of an intranasal tumor, in which the face assumes a fancied resemblance to that of a frog.

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Examples

  • They had not quickened or slowed the pace at which they were advancing, but the fate of the frog-face and the Hag seemed to have made an impression.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • "I feel rather awful about everything really - especially about the bit where I called him -frog-face" in broken English!

    The Mystery of the Vanished Prince

  • The amphibian's popping eyes turned toward her, the wide frog-face split in a smile of appreciation as Nanlo approached.

    The Indulgence of Negu Mah

  • Thus he delivered himself, with cold hate in his white, flabby, frog-face and in the very poise of his squat, ungainly figure.

    The Historical Nights' Entertainment Second Series

  • In some cases the face becomes flattened and expanded and the eyes are pushed outwards, giving rise to the deformity known as _frog-face_.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • She glided down from the tree, and as the last sunbeam vanished she stood in the wrinkled form of the frog, with the torn webbed skin on her hands; but her eyes now gleamed with a splendour of beauty that had scarcely been theirs when she wore her garb of loveliness, for they were a pair of pure, pious, maidenly eyes that shone out of the frog-face.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales

  • Nextar: The maker of PMPs and PNDs (personal navigation devices) plans first-quarter availability of Ribbit frog-face MP3 player and spring availability of the 0. 25-inch-thick MA809 PMP.

    TWICE - Digital Imaging News

  • "Hey, you with the frog-face," she said, "If I'm not appreciated around here I'll pack up and go back to the seaside thank you very much."

    Storynory - Stories For Kids

  • Mr. Rigg's frog-face was something alien and unaccountable, but notwithstanding this shock to the order of things, there were still the Waules and the rural stock of the Powderells in their pews side by side; brother Samuel's cheek had the same purple round as ever, and the three generations of decent cottagers came as of old with a sense of duty to their betters generally -- the smaller children regarding Mr. Casaubon, who wore the black gown and mounted to the highest box, as probably the chief of all betters, and the one most awful if offended.

    Middlemarch

  • Mr. Rigg's frog-face was something alien and unaccountable, but notwith standing this shock to the order of things, there were still the Waules and the rural stock of the Powderells in their pews side by side; brother Samuel's cheek had the same purple round as ever, and the three generations of decent cottagers came as of old with a sense of duty to their betters generally -- the smaller children regarding Mr. Casaubon, who wore the black gown and mounted to the highest box, as probably the chief of all betters, and the one most awful if offended.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

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