stocking mask

stocking mask

n.
A stocking, usually of nylon, that is worn over the head to distort and disguise facial features.
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stocking mask

n
(Law) a nylon stocking worn over the face by a criminal to disguise the features
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stocking mask

ncalza di nylon (di bandito mascherato)
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A description of sandwich filling pressed against the cling film wrapper 'like the distorted features of a bank robber in a stocking mask' is a particular favourite.
"That person was wearing a black stocking mask and he held a weapon to her throat, a screwdriver or knife."
A year earlier a Thai stu-dent, 19, was made to strip by a knifeman in a stocking mask who then repeatedly stabbed her.
A campy man in drag as a pregnant woman and another man wearing a blackface stocking mask and a straw hat play--believe it or not--the romantic couple.
The court heard how Mr Paul was asleep on a sofa when he was confronted by Prince, who was wearing a stocking mask and carrying a metal bar.
The victim, a Thai student who was only 19 at the time, was stabbed eight times and raped in her own room by a man in a stocking mask.
In Pensacola, Florida, on September 22, a husband and wife were working in their grocery store when a man came in with a stocking mask over his face and said, "This is a stickup." The 60-year-old husband, William Deen, thought it was "some kind of joke" until the robber shoved a gun in his face, reported the News Journal.
So, when Gordon moseyed up wearing a stocking mask over his face and a pistol in hand, the employees simply didn't buzz him in.
``We asked the record company to get us some replica guns and we did it with Holly and Paul (Rutherford) waving them about and me with one and a stocking mask over me head.
She has been under the surgeon's knife so often that her skin is stretched like a stocking mask on her face.
In it Beacom, entirely covered in black from his stocking mask to the tips of his skates, uses his technical innovations to create an otherworldly, nonhuman spider skater, or a shadowy "exhibitionist ninja" caught in a palpably menacing atmosphere.