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phiz

(fɪz)
n
(Anatomy) slang chiefly Brit the face or a facial expression: an ugly phiz. Also called: phizog
[C17: colloquial shortening of physiognomy]

Phiz

(fɪz)
n
(Biography) real name Hablot Knight Browne. 1815–82, English painter, noted for his illustrations for Dickens' novels
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phiz - English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)Phiz - English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
2.phiz - the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)phiz - the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
human head - the head of a human being
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
pudding face, pudding-face - a large fat human face
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

phiz

[fɪz] Njeta f

phiz

n (dated Brit sl) → Visage f (inf)
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Before this time- indeed, as soon as he began to grow celebrated--his admirers had found out the resemblance between him and the Great Stone Face; and so much were they struck by it, that throughout the country this distinguished gentleman was known by the name of Old Stony Phiz.
While his friends were doing their best to make him President, Old Stony Phiz, as he was called, set out on a visit to the valley where he was born.
Look at Old Stony Phiz and then at the Old Man of the Mountain, and see if they are not as like as two twin brothers
In the midst of all this gallant array came an open barouche, drawn by four white horses; and in the barouche, with his massive head uncovered, sat the illustrious statesman, Old Stony Phiz himself.
answered his neighbor; and again he set up a shout for Old Stony Phiz.
That common, round, red face one sees sometimes in the men--all cheek and no features, like Martin Poyser's--comes out in the women of the famuly as the most charming phiz imaginable.
But her brother was known by the style and title of Peony, on account of the ruddiness of his broad and round little phiz, which made everybody think of sunshine and great scarlet flowers.
Bobby fought his way through the rain to the Tail Twisters' temporary mess, and Revere could have fallen on the boy's neck for the joy of seeing that ugly, wholesome phiz once more.
It was a subtle, intelligent, crafty-looking face, a sort of combined monkey and diplomat phiz, before whom the cardinal made three steps and a profound bow, and whose name, nevertheless, was only, "Guillaume Rym, counsellor and pensioner of the City of Ghent.
I mostly has to eat my meals alone, with the reflection of my ugly old phiz in a looking-glass opposite for company.
Because your dear old phiz is still worth its weight in innocence, and because you never could act for nuts
He was one of those lads that grow everywhere in England, and at twelve or thirteen years of age look as much alike as goslings,--a lad with light-brown hair, cheeks of cream and roses, full lips, indeterminate nose and eyebrows,--a physiognomy in which it seems impossible to discern anything but the generic character to boyhood; as different as possible from poor Maggie's phiz, which Nature seemed to have moulded and colored with the most decided intention.