Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thin-faced; hence, meager; thin; imperfect.
- Showing half the face; also, stamped with a profile, as a coin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Showing only part of the face; wretched looking; meager.
“Frank Langella plays the almost alien half-faced mystery man who delivers a button box to Cameron Diaz with the promise that if she pushes it her financial problems will end but somewhere somebody unknown to her will die.”
“No, he just flops and talks, like a half-faced, Pope comedian.”
“Freud could write a book on the displacement of 'half-faced' imperfect, incomplete, OED by 'half-assed'.”
“And this same half-faced fellow, Shadow; give me this man: he presents no mark to the enemy; the foeman may with as great aim level at the edge of a penknife.”
“The half-faced man and his stunted shadow made themselves comfortable-but not too comfortable, Flinx noted-nearby.”
“The half-faced man and his stunted shadow made themselves comfortable — but not too comfortable, Flinx noted — nearby.”
“There was not house-room for the large influx of strangers, but the spring weather was mild and genial, and they could encamp under the spreading trees until half-faced cabins were erected for their temporary shelter.”
“Abraham's father gave them the old "half-faced camp" as a home, and so the Lincolns had near neighbors.”
“Phrases for Study half-faced camp, spelled down, uncomfortable state, work the book out, traveling schoolmaster, pull fodder.”
“When he was "good and ready," the father, Thomas Lincoln, set about building a better shelter for his family than the forlorn "half-faced camp.”
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