Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of a man's beard which grows on the cheek; a whisker; generally in the plural: as, he wore side-whiskers, but no beard or mustache.

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Examples

  • “I prefer to keep them on,” he said with emphasis, and she noticed that he wore big blue spectacles with sidelights, and had a bush side-whisker over his coat-collar that completely hid his cheeks and face.

    The Invisible Man

  • Rather older than Michael, with an inclination to side-whisker, darkish hair, and a pale face stamped with that look of schooled quickness common to so many actors but unfamiliar to Michael, he was grasping the edge of the dining-table with one hand, and a wide-brimmed black hat with the other.

    The Silver Spoon

  • He ran a finger along the bottom edge of a side-whisker as he thought.

    The Guns Of The South

  • The dignified face of Mr. Delancy, which was that of the old-school business man, clean-shaven save for the white tufts of side-whisker, was distorted by an emotion of genuine horror; his pink cheeks grew scarlet.

    Making People Happy

  • "I prefer to keep them on," he said with emphasis, and she noticed that he wore big blue spectacles with sidelights, and had a bush side-whisker over his coat-collar that completely hid his cheeks and face.

    The Invisible Man

  • He was a prim, clean-shaved man except for a little side-whisker, an 'always used to try an' look as much like a naval officer as possible.

    Sea Urchins

  • State from childhood, and learnt history from the breast-plates, the swords, the cloaks, the wigs, and the side-whisker portraits of men whose very blood beat in his heart?

    Essays in Rebellion

  • “I prefer to keep them on, ” he said with emphasis, and she noticed that he wore big blue spectacles with side-lights and had a bushy side-whisker over his coat-collar that completely hid his face.

    The Strange Man’s Arrival

  • "I prefer to keep them on," he said with emphasis, and she noticed that he wore big blue spectacles with sidelights, and had a bushy side-whisker over his coat-collar that completely hid his cheeks and face.

    The Invisible Man

  • After an age -- seven minutes by any honest clock -- Grodman made his appearance, looking as dressed as usual, but with unkempt hair and with disconsolate side-whisker.

    The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes

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