from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a flat nose; in zoology, same as platyrrhine: as, the flat-nosed or platyrrhine monkeys.


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  • Out in the street, the garbage trucks are grumbling from driveway to driveway, grim flat-nosed workaday goblins.

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  • The Henry is a blowback semiauto with a rough chamber and a reputation for unreliable feeding, and jamming was the rule until I switched from flat-nosed, regular-velocity ammo to CCi Stingers, which are high-velocity jacketed round-nose bullets.

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  • Here was the fighter -- the beast with a streak for a forehead, with beady eyes under lowering and bushy brows, flat-nosed, thick-lipped, sullen-mouthed.

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  • ORIGINAL POST: DC Fire officials say that two buses collided on Ohio Drive SW near the Tidal Basin and the mall shortly before 11a. m., leaving both drivers injured and at least one driver of the flat-nosed buses pinned by his legs, the Post's Theola Labbe'-DeBose reports.

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  • I kept tripping over the physical descriptions of Wolfsheim that seemed to come straight out of an anti-Semitic caricature: “a small flat-nosed Jew … with two fine growths of hair which luxuriated in either nostril.”

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  • I found myself studying him: he was your real jet-black Nubian, flat-nosed, thick-lipped, and could have walked into the K.A.R. * (* King's African Rifles.) nowadays, no questions asked.


  • I snapped my Marlin 336 to my shoulder and stood rigid, waiting to send a flat-nosed, 150-grain. 30-30 slug into the brain of that charging beast.

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  • He played a fearful game of hide and seek with death; every time that the flat-nosed face of the spectre approached, the urchin administered to it a fillip.

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  • He had a flat-nosed, affable look to him set off with cheerful blue eyes, and in later years he blossomed into a radiant stud-magnet, attracting gorgeous women right and left.

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  • She was a short plump flat-nosed woman who sighed often; her blackly gleaming pumps with their thin pedestals made her look, I thought, like Minnie Mouse.

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