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[hawrs-feyst] /ˈhɔrsˌfeɪst/
having a large face with lantern jaws and large teeth.
Origin of horse-faced
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It's an insult to Frazer to have a horse-faced guy listen to him.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • Why does the horse-faced lady, with nice clothes, go to church on Sunday?

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • No more—bull-headed, horse-faced devils, away with them to the Terrace that they may once more gaze upon their lost homes!

  • The General—a tall, lean, horse-faced man with a shrewd and not unkindly eye—yielded the point at once.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Yet right behind him walks B. He's a horse-faced bird who never smiles—wiry, monosyllabic—asks brusquely for a $4 room—gets it.

    The Knack of Managing

    Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
  • But, at sight, he loved the horse-faced, almost middle-aged swearer of strange oaths and smoker of strong cigars.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune

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