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Examples from the Web for masked
Another picture showed him surrounded by a dozen or so fighters—some masked and others laughing.
In the Jockey ad, half of Jim Palmer's princely, brooding face is fully lighted, the other half is masked in shadow.
Of most interest are the English-speaking narrator and a masked American-accented combatant featured in the film.
There were masked people everywhere, but only the ones wearing wristbands were my approved scene partners.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"You got to promise that we get our justice," one masked youth told Shabazz.Street Battle Against Cops Again in Ferguson Despite Midnight Curfew|Justin Glawe|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gesture, together with his forward-tilted hat, served to conceal the fact that he was masked.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
There was no moon, but in the dim starlight I could see that the man was masked.Monte-Cristo's Daughter|Edmund Flagg
But in his sixth letter the Vicar of Helleston opened what I may call a masked battery.The Mayor of Troy|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
And all were, as Boussac had said, masked, while one or two had breastpieces over their jerkins and some large gorgets.In the Day of Adversity|John Bloundelle-Burton
Farland had the satisfaction of hearing the masked man gasp, and he chuckled.The Brand of Silence|Harrington Strong
Word Origin for mask
1560s, "take part in a masquerade;" 1570s, "to disguise;" 1580s, "to wear a mask," from mask (n.). Figurative use by 1580s. Extended sense of "to disguise" is attested from 1847. Related: Masked; masking. Masking tape recorded from 1927; so called because it is used to block out certain surfaces before painting.
1530s, from Middle French masque "covering to hide or guard the face" (16c.), from Italian maschera, from Medieval Latin masca "mask, specter, nightmare," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic maskharah "buffoon, mockery," from sakhira "be mocked, ridiculed." Or via Provençal mascarar, Catalan mascarar, Old French mascurer "to black (the face)," perhaps from a Germanic source akin to English mesh (q.v.). But cf. Occitan mascara "to blacken, darken," derived from mask- "black," which is held to be from a pre-Indo-European language, and Old Occitan masco "witch," surviving in dialects; in Beziers it means "dark cloud before the rain comes." [See Walther von Wartburg, "Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch: Eine Darstellung galloromanischen sprachschatzes"]. Figurative use by 1570s.