Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a face like an owl's.

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Examples

  • Al Fresco, the manager, an owl-faced, bald schlub with glasses, shuffled over to Bella.

    Shore Thing

  • The forests of the Albertine Rift are also home to at least 27 other primate species, including lHoests monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti), the owl-faced monkey (C. hamlyni), and the golden monkey (C. mitis kandti).

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Other Presley items that were snapped up included a diamond bracelet at $45,000 and a $40,000 owl-faced gold ring for $40,000.

    Dan Dorfman: Memorie$ Are Made of Thi$

  • The owl-faced fish is unknown to me: it may perhaps be a seal or a manatee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I vote for the Hamlyn's owl-faced guenon, as I tend to vote for the underdog.

    3 species of monkey you should meet

  • This month, I've settled on three candidates: the night monkey, Hamlyn's owl-faced guenon, and the saki monkey.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Monocles came out; the old vanguard, the owl-faced men in frockcoats and gold-buttoned waistcoats, exchanged their Tartarean frowns for expressions of stifled awe.

    The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

  • For example, if an owl-faced person went by, one should say (solabaga -- phonetic); (laughter) if a rooster, and things of the sort (sentence as heard).

    CASTRO MARKS PALACE ATTACK ANNIVERSARY

  • Closely allied to these are the small group of night monkeys, which have large eyes, and a round face surrounded by a kind of ruff of whitish fur, so as to give it an owl like appearance, whence they are sometimes called owl-faced monkeys.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • Mr. Coppered would take that little owl-faced baby downstairs with him when he came in before dinner, and 'way into the night they'd be in the library together, the baby laughing and crowing, or asleep on

    Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby

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