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  • n. Plural form of facing.


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  • Soldiers of every one of the ten nationalities -- though all wearing one uniform, save that the "facings" were different to denote the land to which they belonged -- were everywhere to be seen.

    The Mark of the Beast

  • For roughly cutting bricks the large trowel is used; for neater work such as facings, the bolster and club-hammer; the cold chisel is for general cutting away, and for chases and holes.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • "facings," to remind me -- and my neighbours -- of the fact that I am highly connected with the Army, my deceased wife's half-brother having once held some post in the Commissariat.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, August 29, 1891

  • When the garment is ripped apart (facings, hem, everything) and the thread bits discarded, SEW THE GARMENT TOGETHER AGAIN -- just for practice!

    Modest Feminine Dress From the Pages of 1990 Victoria Magazine

  • I think it's supposed to "save" us from having to deal with fitting issues, facings, etc. but we're big girls!

    What Women Are Saying About Clothing Today

  • The exterior surface had yet to be tiled and the facings of colored marble would take another generation to complete.

    Jane Chafin: Brunelleschi's Dome

  • Richardsonian Romanesque, named after architect H.H. Richardson, who interpreted Romanesque architecture into a distinctly different style, and created one which abandoned the vertical silhouettes and smooth stone facings of earlier times.

    The American Country House | Edwardian Promenade

  • First, the cause of the problems facings faced by the Swedish banking system was different from what I think is the root cause of our current financial meltdown, namely, the culture of excessive risk taking engendered by the excesses of American banks executive compensation systems and our peculiar approach to corporate governance in which stockholders have little or no say over how much their “employees” are paid.

    Matthew Yglesias » Kristof on Nationalization

  • Finally, half of the rooms have been left with the structure of its facings on sight.

    Casa 205 by H Arquitectes

  • In order to reduce the costs on coating and interior finishing, we have tried to reduce the facings on sight.

    Casa 205 by H Arquitectes


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