Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a face which shows the effects of brandy-drinking.

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Examples

  • I could hear as well as see that brandy-faced rascal Israel Hands plumping down a round-shot on the deck.

    Treasure Island

  • I could hear, as well as see, that brandy-faced rascal, Israel Hands, plumping down a round shot on the deck.

    Treasure Island

  • As for the girl, you can have her, Tom Trippet, if you take a fancy to her; and as for the Corporal, he may be handed over to my successor in Cutts's: -- for I will have a regiment to myself, that's poz; and to take with me such a swindling, pimping, thieving, brandy-faced rascal as this Brock will never do.

    Catherine: a Story

  • Lion, where a brandy-faced blacksmith of a landlord used to emerge from the adjoining smithy, to take charge of any one who might arrive per coach for that part of the country.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

  • He had no objection, either, to holding the reins in a wagon behind another kind of horse, -- a slouching, listless beast, with a strong slant to his shoulder and a notable depth to his quarter and an emphatic angle at the hock, who commonly walked or lounged along in a lazy trot of five or six miles an hour; but, if a lively colt happened to come rattling up alongside, or a brandy-faced old horse-jockey took the road to show off

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • He had no objection, either, to holding the reins in a wagon behind another kind of horse, -- a slouching, listless beast, with a strong slant to his shoulder; and a notable depth to his quarter and an emphatic angle at the hock, who commonly walked or lounged along in a lazy trot of five or six miles an hour; but, if a lively colt happened to come rattling up alongside, or a brandy-faced old horse-jockey took the road to show off

    Elsie Venner

  • As we neared, all hats were off, and three cheers -- or at least as many as we could wedge in during the time the cort├Ęge took to sweep past us -- were given, our band consisting of three brandy-faced musicians, striking up _God save the King_ -- a compliment which Her Majesty acknowledged by a little mandarining; and before the majority of the passengers had recovered from the astonishment produced by meeting a live Queen on the Thames, the whole fleet had shot out of sight.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

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