Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a sharp or thin face.

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Examples

  • After the first trip he described the American as being "sharp-visaged, nervous, lank, and restless".

    The Yankee Myth

  • This youthful saint was well esteemed by Laura's sister, Mrs. Jaynes, a sharp-visaged little woman, to whose energetic control her absent-minded, studious husband surrendered the parsonage and all it contained.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Chatterton Home, between the sharp-visaged matron and the Irishman who looked like Botticelli's saint, as if all the love and pity in the world hung by a hair above the pit.

    Jane Journeys On

  • Irresistibly, the words conjured up a vision of some sharp-visaged female marauder insinuating the tip of a very pointed nose between the front door and the lintel.

    The Convert

  • Irresistibly the words conjured up a vision of some sharp-visaged female marauder insinuating the tip of a very pointed nose between the great front door and the lintel.

    The Convert

  • A sharp-visaged man with a bald forehead, a clerk, one would say, or a commercial traveller, looked round the room and went forward to Hillyard's table.

    The Summons

  • The sharp-visaged little Minister of Police came up to the table and fixed an accusing eye upon his sovereign, -- the literal truth, for he had the other eye closed in a protracted wink.

    The Prince of Graustark

  • A thin, black-eyed, sharp-visaged, middle-aged lady, dressed in black and wearing a knitted shawl -- perhaps the mother of the three young people he had just seen -- came half-way down the strip of red carpet on the stairs, inspected him, and went up again.

    The Street Called Straight

  • One little, sharp-visaged, dark-featured South Carolinian, who seemed to be the leader of the gang, was particularly displeased.

    Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler

  • "Sam Lawson, will you split me that oven-wood or won't you?" said a smart, cracking voice, as the door flew open and Hepsy's thin face and snapping black eyes appeared, as she stood with a weird, wiry, sharp-visaged baby exalted on one shoulder, while in the other hand she shook a dish-cloth.

    Oldtown Folks

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