Origin of horse-faced

First recorded in 1665–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for horse-faced

Historical Examples of horse-faced

  • 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