false face

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false face

n.
A mask that is fashioned after the face of an animal or a human, especially such a mask carved from wood and used in the rituals of an Iroquois secret society.
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Noun1.false face - a mask worn as part of a masquerade costumefalse face - a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume
fancy dress, masquerade costume, masquerade - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
mask - a covering to disguise or conceal the face
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And when he saw what he wished to do, did we not aid him, by making a false face, that the Hurons might think the white man believed that his friend was his enemy?
It was plain at the outset that the true face and figure which she now saw recalled nothing to her mind of the false face and figure which she had seen in Vauxhall Walk.
And all the return you made, was to look at me with your vile pretence of astonishment, and your false face of innocence-- just as you have looked at me to-day; just as you are looking at me now
Standing out is the new fitting in and false faces fall off eventually.
His topics include never say "chou-chou ley" to an Aztec, the historical and cultural context of community transformation, ethnoscapes and the false faces of tradition and modernity, and the varied meaning of "never more campesinos.
St Gall's (Antrim) 2-5 Crossmaglen (Armagh) 3-9 THERE was no need for anyone to bring false faces to Casement Park yesterday - the match was ugly enough.
False faces are best kept until the end of this month so why not remind someone that what you were promised was transparency and anything else simply isn't good enough?
Careful of false faces trying to make claims on your fame.
248-249) As a result, the faces that users prepare are neither active nor authentic; they are masks, persona, false faces designed to deceive the passive bystander rather than to reveal an authentic personality to an active, a.
Adds Kirk: "There is so much fakery; I saw so many false faces growing up in the church.
But soon they start role-playing about their long-suffering "Stepford Wife" mother, and then about themselves, revealing that false faces may be a family as well as an American trait.
Hallowe'en was once an almost exclusively Celtic celebration, false faces and squibs, ghost stories and apple pie with coins baked in.