from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of the head of a four-legged mammal that is in front of the eyes.


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  • And down its foreface, so deeply carven that even erosion had left enough pits and lines to be read, were characters.

    Dread Companion

  • But it is not only an illumination of the foreface, and outer side of the soul, not only a conviction of the judgment in these things, but by virtue of that divine heat that is transmitted with the light of the gospel, the soul is purified and cleansed from its grosser nature, and so is made transparent, that the light may shine into the very inwards of the heart.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • The foreface is broad and well filled in under the eyes, tapering gradually to form a medium length, deep, powerful muzzle with the skull and muzzle on parallel planes.


  • An exaggerated foreface, or a noticeably short foreface, disturbs the proper balance of the head and is not desirable.


  • The foreface and the skull from occiput to stop should be approximately equal in length.


  • The foreface must not fall away appreciably between or below the eyes; instead, the modeling should be delicate.


  • The hair on the upper and lower jaws should be similar in quality and texture to that on the body, and of sufficient length to present an appearance of additional strength and finish to the foreface.


  • Where white occurs, it only appears on the foreface as a blaze, on the skull, on the tip of the tail, on the chest, legs and feet and around the neck.


  • The skull is broad and flat; the stop is moderate; the cheeks are well filled beneath the eyes; the muzzle is strong and full; the foreface is equal in length to the distance between the stop and occiput.


  • The head is of good length, showing much refinement, the skull evenly balanced with the foreface.



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