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hatchet face

a thin face with sharp features.
Origin of hatchet face
First recorded in 1640-50
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hatchet-faced, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That hatchet face of his was gashed with what he thought was a smile.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Peter began to be infuriated with this young man with the hatchet face.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
  • Callahan noticed only his light, springy amble and his hatchet face.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • The "hatchet face" one type, the "round head" another, and the month they were born in—an important clue as to temperament.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton
  • He was staring across the table at her, with a curious expression on his long, hatchet face.

    The Second Latchkey

    Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • The man was tall and sinewy, with a hatchet face, a thin-lipped mouth and a sharp chin.

    With Hoops of Steel Florence Finch Kelly
  • The Sherlock Holmes of fiction is a gaunt figure, with a hatchet face, spare of flesh.

  • He had the hatchet face of the clever Yankee, alert, sharply defined, with a high-bridged and rather bold English nose.

    The Woman Gives

    Owen Johnson
  • Here the orator's breath quite failed, and he coughed till his hatchet face turned blue.

    Vassall Morton Francis Parkman
  • She was middle-aged, with a weary, hatchet face, and eyes from which looked a crushed spirit.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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