from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A full round face — according to Oriental ideas, one of the principal features of beauty in a woman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine a swollen and rounded face, often indicative of a disease (Cushing's syndrome) or of a steroid side-effect.


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  • No more does his infernal laugh go echoing among the hills, and no more does his fat moon-face rise up to vex me.


  • And his mouth opened wide and he grinned all over his damnable moon-face.


  • He can still see it: two moon-faces upturned, full of fear, calling and calling, each moon-face painted red (then blue) in unison.

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  • He's not thin, she insists, but rather strapping, with a big, happy moon-face, and she's dug out some old family photographs to prove it.

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  • You shall have the moon-face for your wife — your second wife, that is; — the first shall be the incomparable Puttee Rooge, who loves you to madness; — with


  • Clarissa turned, smiling, but the sight of Lily's cartoonish moon-face had an unexpected effect on her.

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  • The moon-face of the giantess brightened for the first time.

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  • The room was so narrow, and the bed was so small; and Mrs. Wragge, arrayed in the white apparel proper for the occasion, with her moon-face framed round by

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  • A wobbly (albeit obscenely large) grin on a shiny (dare we say radiant) moon-face perhaps?

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  • Little Mrs. Ashley, whose baby sat with its moon-face half covered by a cloud of white blanket, consoled Una by telling her the tale of "those dogs and that cat that went for hundreds of miles, or something, and finally got home."

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