from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a bloody face or appearance.


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  • The Giants needed a bloody-faced Eli Manning to steal a headline in this town.

    J-E-T-S Act Like They Own the Place

  • New York City's Department of Health has launched a new campaign to curb binge drinking that features a bloody-faced man and a woman passed out on subway steps after a night of drinking -- or, as Lindsay Lohan refers to it -- Thursday.

    Mark C. Miller: 10 Best Topical Jokes of the Week

  • The boy himself was bloody-faced but hardly looked like someone who needed saving; he was grinning a grin as dangerous-looking as the broken glass that littered the floor.

    City of Ashes

  • The officer was hatless, bloody-faced, and Obadiah limped off the track, praying that he would not be noticed.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • A pair of bloody-faced Connaught Rangers had attached themselves to Harper and the three were chanting their war cries in Irish.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • The baby had grown silent in her mother's rocking arms, but the child called Alanya had turned her terrified wide eyes back on the bloody-faced madman who had invaded their apartment.

    Rostnikov's Vacation

  • The bloody-faced man dangled above the alley at arm's length from the window.

    Conan The Magnificent

  • She saw one of the bigger Dalys, bloody-faced, bare-headed, and with a torn coat, dashing for his door.

    The Dollmaker

  • But supreme torture, bitterer than death, Poggin stood, mane like a lion's, back to the wall, bloody-faced, grand, with his guns spouting red!

    The Lone Star Ranger

  • As Bruce staggered up, all bloody-faced, bellowin 'an' spittin 'out teeth Isbel eyed Greaves's crowd an' said: 'If any of y'u make a move it' ll mean gun-play. '

    To the Last Man


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