Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In masonry, same as quarry-faced. See ashler, 3.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The rock-faced woman dropped the chain in her pocket and spoke rapidly and angrily to Hayrn.

    Father Swarat

  • Workers with bandanna masks were crawling over a high rock-faced stem wall they were building along the cliff edge.

    Kook

  • The rock-faced woman dropped the chain in her pocket and spoke rapidly and angrily to Hayrn.

    The Dragons of Chaos

  • They bound her hands behind her and kicked and shoved her down countless rock-faced corridors and a flight of rough stone stairs; when she stumbled they kicked her until she rose, when she faltered they sent her onward with blows.

    Arrow's Fall

  • They bound her hands behind her and kicked and shoved her down countless rock-faced corridors and a flight of rough stone stairs; when she stumbled they kicked her until she rose, when she faltered they sent her onward with blows.

    Arrow's Fall

  • The gunflashes dimmed the sun itself, and the pounding of the explosions slammed back from the rock-faced escarpments behind them.

    The Gunslinger

  • The ground floors are made of rusticated limestone and the top two levels of rock-faced stone.

    Pope Benedict's New York Crash Pad

  • The Carey chauffeur was a worldy specimen who accepted our slapdash luggage most civilly and remained rock-faced when, as the limousine swished uptown through a lessening rain, Holly stripped off her clothes, the riding costume she'd never had a chance to substitute, and struggled into a slim black dress.

    Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • The Carey chauffeur was a worldy specimen who accepted our slapdash luggage most civilly and remained rock-faced when, as the limousine swished uptown through a lessening rain, Holly stripped off her clothes, the riding costume she'd never had a chance to substitute, and struggled into a slim black dress.

    Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • He followed the river down and finally saw the misty blue of the great rock-faced bluff that rose at the junction of the rivers and the thin violet line of the bluffs beyond the greater river, so he climbed one of the nearer bluffs and spied out the valley he had hunted.

    Ring Around the Sun

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