cheeked


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cheek

 (chēk)
n.
1. The fleshy part of either side of the face below the eye and between the nose and ear.
2. Something resembling the cheek in shape or position.
3. Either of the buttocks.
4. Impertinent boldness: had the cheek to insult his hosts.
tr.v. cheeked, cheek·ing, cheeks Informal
To speak impudently to.
Idiom:
cheek by jowl
Side by side; close together.

[Middle English cheke, from Old English cēace.]

cheeked

(tʃikt)

adj.
having cheeks of the kind indicated (used in combination): rosy-cheeked youngsters.
[1590–1600]
References in classic literature ?
In this way he remained, with his round black face peering above the edge of the rock, like the sun just emerging above the edge of the horizon, or the round- cheeked moon on the dial of a clock.
They have audaciously adjusted, in the name of "good taste," upon the wounds of gothic architecture, their miserable gewgaws of a day, their ribbons of marble, their pompons of metal, a veritable leprosy of egg-shaped ornaments, volutes, whorls, draperies, garlands, fringes, stone flames, bronze clouds, pudgy cupids, chubby- cheeked cherubim, which begin to devour the face of art in the oratory of Catherine de Medicis, and cause it to expire, two centuries later, tortured and grimacing, in the boudoir of the Dubarry.
That very evening Diana popped into the porch gable, bright-eyed and rosy cheeked, carrying a letter.