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(Northern English, dialect) cheeky
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  • They were a hard-faced lot; he had not picked them for tenderness.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • She was a thin, hard-faced woman, very well-dressed, very reserved in manner.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • Anson was met at the door by a hard-faced, middle-aged woman.

  • Petersen was a tall, hard-faced man with a touch of gray at his temples.

    The Judas Valley Gerald Vance
  • The hard-faced man next to him knew exactly what he was doing.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • He was a hard-faced man, and yet I could see that he had been startled.

  • Thus spoke a hard-faced woman of some thirty odd, by her looks.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • James Smith was a hard-faced man, and my heart sank as I encountered him.

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • Why should she take from that hard-faced lawyer what she had not been willing to take from himself?

    Dark Hollow Anna Katherine Green

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