n.1.A white mark in the forehead of a horse, descending almost to the nose; - called also white-blaze.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
I saw the tents of a white-face last season, after the Rains, and I also took a new yellow bridle to eat.
"Whatever it is, it is white-face work," said the Adjutant; "and for my own part, I would not lie out upon a place so near to it as this bar."
"There was a white-face here when the bridge was built, and he would take a boat in the evenings and shuffle with his feet on the bottom-boards, and whisper: "Is he here?
"That was no country leather, but the shod foot of a white-face. Listen again!
"Ah, but the white-faces are there--the English, and they bring dogs from somewhere down the river in boats--big fat dogs--to keep those same jackals lean," said the Adjutant.
"Who hunts the white-faces?" yapped the Jackal excitedly.
I rose up full before the boat, because I had never seen white-faces alive, though I knew them well--otherwise.
He has told me again and again there is nothing to fear from the white-faces. They must be white-faces.
I could point to Illeana Douglas' winsome quirks; Matt Dillon's sexy befuddlement; Val Kilmer's saronged innuendoes and Brando imitations; Brando's white-face, his bulk the fat of genius.
The white-face tries to get rid of this interloper, so that he can get on with his task of playing a musical instrument, a magic trick or assembling a piece of apparatus.