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- adj. Having a narrow face with sharp features
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. sharp-visaged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a hatchet-face; having a thin face with prominent features.
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The hatchet-faced apparatchiks crumpled into tears as she explained why she was in such a hurry to visit Siberia.
Always hovering nearby is his private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a hatchet-faced former SAS officer who looks as though he would rather be cracking skulls than carrying the bouquets thrust into the prince's hands on walkabouts.
To most of the general public he is the archetypal hatchet-faced 'nasty' Tory.
Behind the counter, a nice-looking blond guy and a hatchet-faced woman who seemed too old to be steaming milk for a living talked about television while they cleaned the wood-grained laminate and straightened stacks of prepackaged biscotti.
In the bright light of a waxing moon, the hatchet-faced woman stood outside the prison house, her head inclined to one side, and studied Ben and me.
A hatchet-faced cadet named Vanderlick thrust his head through a doorway.
Cynlas of Rhos was a big, hatchet-faced man of fifty or thereabout, broadly built and tall, the weathered skin of his face beginning to loosen over the bluntly prominent bones, his ox-blood-colored hair and mustache just threaded with gray.
Kevin looks into the gallery of eyes as a hatchet-faced white woman in a long gray coat separates the children and steps up.
They wheeled, graceful as gulls, whoever their partners-elegant, hatchet-faced dagoes in mangas, red-faced sports sodden on Taos whisky or vino, bearded miners in slouch hats and red shirts, or great clumsy buckskin brigadeers who whooped and yelled and capered like Indians.
The question ever more insistently poses itself, not just about the political neophyte Obama but all those hatchet-faced apparatchiks in senior foreign policy, defence and security posts within his administration: how can so many people in such a position be so staggeringly stupid?
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