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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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References in classic literature ?
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!
But despite uncovering an authentic portrait painted only a few years before Brock's death, a series of false faces were promoted to serve competing claims and agendas.
As she struggles to understand her role as Thorn's fiancA[c]e, Ophelia begins to unravel a terrifying secret beneath the glittering facade of her new home, where enemies and allies all wear false faces.
By calculating the diffusion speed between the true and false faces, a local velocity model was defined.
Maybe you could even enjoy being chummy with false faces, but for how long?
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.
3)." Here are mixed contemporary and traditional stories about such diverse subjects as the witches' craft, the witches' torch, medicine people, the false faces (also referred to in works by Kathleen and Michael Gear and others), supernatural war, the power spaces, the supernatural zoo, talking animals, the little people, and the land of the elders.
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?