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[rok-feyst] /ˈrɒkˈfeɪst/
(of a person) having a stiff, expressionless face.
having a rocky surface.
Masonry. noting a stone or stonework the visible face of which is dressed with a hammer, with or without a chiseled draft at the edges; quarry-faced.
Origin of rock-faced
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Again, as at Grand Rapids, where the banks were rock-faced and sheer, the canoes would run merrily in swift-flowing waters.

    The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay

    Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
  • A lady did put her head out; not Jehane, but a rock-faced matron of vast proportions with grey hair plastered to her cheeks.

  • They passed along the street, turned, made their way down the rock-faced bluff to the water front; but still they were alone.

  • She has a devil of shrewdness for a father; a rock-faced man, of few words, with eyes on everything.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens

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