Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a round rosy face, suggestive of a pippin.

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Examples

  • These included the brisk, vain, pippin-faced little old lady, in a fantastic capproud of her foot and ankle; the vacantly-laughing girl, requiring now and then a warning finger to admonish her; and the quiet young woman, almost well, and soon going out.

    Bedlam

  • He had sent his little pippin-faced English clerk to bed, and he was alone.

    Baree, Son of Kazan

  • A small, brisk, pippin-faced fellow in a riding-coat and high boots had come clanking into the wool-house with much assurance and authority, with a great old-fashioned sword trailing behind him, and a riding-whip switching in his hand.

    Micah Clarke His Statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734

  • All these were duly packed away deep in the traveller's scrip, and above them old pippin-faced brother Athanasius had placed a parcel of simnel bread and rammel cheese, with a small flask of the famous blue-sealed Abbey wine.

    The White Company

  • I mentally exclaimed; and added, not without a pleasant scepticism, as I gazed once more on the pippin-faced master, "I wonder whether -- nos mutamur in illis?"

    Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis

  • A little hard-headed, Ripstone pippin-faced man, was conversing with a fat old gentleman in one corner; and two or three more old gentlemen, and two or three more old ladies, sat bolt upright and motionless on their chairs, staring very hard at

    The Pickwick Papers

  • A little hard-headed, Ripstone pippin-faced man, was conversing with a fat old gentleman in one corner; and two or three more old gentlemen, and two or three more old ladies, sat bolt upright and motionless on their chairs, staring very hard at Mr. Pickwick and his fellow-voyagers.

    The Pickwick papers

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