from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as star-nosed: applied to the condylure. See cut under Condylura.


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  • She's petite, button-nosed, doe-eyed, with a boyish thatching of short hair flopped over her forehead.

    Inside the Vanity Fair Oscar party

  • The kicker: Despite their button-nosed hotness and inborn mastery of the English language, these exotic ladies from down under have an obscenely hot accent that melts the ear in a way that makes other body parts feel funny.

    Top 15 Countries with the Hottest Women | Manolith

  • At the line, a button-nosed boy, grinning from ear to ear, wagged his timber.

    Home Of The Brave

  • A soccer ball hit the window and rolled back to a button-nosed boy in long shorts playing in the yard.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • If you get hooked up with a bright-eyed, button-nosed little waif, it might be Julie on her next go-round.

    When Animals Speak

  • The main improvement I felt was that seeing 'Toby' played by an actual child instead of a button-nosed adult chorus boy acting unconvincingly like one added a dimension of threat and vulnerability to the story that the stage version didn't play up as much.

    Sweeney Todd Flashbacks

  • Porte-Noir can't lust after his button-nosed ice skater without tacitly conceding that a standard marriage to a nice Jewish girl is beneath his ambitions.


  • I catch the eye of his blond, button-nosed girlfriend, and she hauls him off to get another drink.

    The Time Traveler's Wife

  • Then a button-nosed kid, as he kicked up his heels

    Ship in the Sky

  • They just wanted to know about Betty, whose face they described as “button-nosed,” her hair “angel-like,” her new parents and her new grandmother “devoted,” “spiritual,” and “loving,” her plight “unfair,” “undeserved.”

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna


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