hatchet-faced


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hatchet face

n.
A long, gaunt face with sharp features.

hatch′et-faced′ (-fāst′) adj.
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hatchet-faced

adj
having a face with narrow dimensions and sharp features
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Translations

hatchet-faced

[ˈhætʃɪtˌfeɪst] ADJde cara de cuchillo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hatchet-faced

[ˈhætʃɪtˌfeɪst] adjdal volto affilato
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References in classic literature ?
Throwing aside the counterpane, there lay the tomahawk sleeping by the savage's side, as if it were a hatchet-faced baby.
Keen, hatchet-faced young men, and every one of them was the man who really unravelled some murder mystery or other, though the police got the credit for it.
Disko held his tongue, and wrought over the log-book that he kept in a hatchet-faced, square hand; this was the kind of thing that ran on, page after soiled page:
Odds: 5/2 DCS Patricia Carmichael Anna Maxwell Hatchet-faced AC-3 boss Carmichael left no stone unturned in her cold and calculating interrogation of Ted and seemed a little too keen to fit up a fellow high-ranking anti-corruption officer for the role of H.
DOWNTON 'saint' Joanne Froggatt has moved to the dark side - to play this hatchet-faced North East serial killer.
Shannon, a hatchet-faced actor with a sensitive soul, makes much out of little, culminating in a lovely exchange when Alton assures his dad that he won't have to worry about him much longer; "I'll always worry about you, Alton.
Sergeant Aston was from Burnley, Lancashire, a short, wiry, hatchet-faced man with sandy hair and blue eyes and as gutsy as a bull terrier.
When he falls in love with Anya, who later undergoes a back-street abortion--shot in excruciating detail and one uninterrupted take, the Steadicam calmly traversing the squalid home of the hatchet-faced provider as she heats her instruments and forces Anya's legs open with homemade stirrups--Sergey desperately attempts to prevent her departure for Italy.
Well, Kathy Beale has, so maybe hatchet-faced con Carl has too.
And even as armed police rush to the scene, hatchet-faced detective Rachel Klein is probably thinking it would serve both Greg and Nikki right if they got shot, or maybe just winged a little for sticking their noses in where they're not wanted.
The guests all come with heaps of baggage - there's a fragile ballet dancer, her Austrian doctor, a hatchet-faced mother and daughter, and the kleptomaniac Countess Rossakoff who is an old friend of Poirot's.
I've always had a weakness for hatchet-faced girls--with prominent noses and jutting chins.