Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a black, dark, or gloomy face or aspect.

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Examples

  • Desmond arrived at the far end of the loft and sitting on a black-faced Fender Twin Reverb amp each are...

    Binky Philips: Seeing and Not Seeing Jimi Hendrix

  • Stratton was standing on a narrow grassy ledge above the sea, which he shared with a loudly bleating, black-faced sheep.

    Excerpt: Water, Stone, Heart by Will North

  • Only the night before that black-faced man had killed another with his hands, and it had not hurt his sleep.

    JUST MEAT

  • Vaudeville black-faced posters, Thomas Edison, and a balloon of social realism drawn then colored in with faded colors of mass printed pulp, all congealed together, to present a series of stories, that present more stories, none of them to be figured out.

    Joshua Elias: Neo Rauch: The Work and the Worked

  • Many nineteenth-century farm communities lacked halls or theaters, so itinerant entertainers—early vaudevillians, black-faced musical minstrels, even actors doing abridged versions of Shakespeare—would perform in barns, packing them to the rafters.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • Over the years, I had talked to black-faced miners at the mouths of illegal pits, descended deep down the shafts of huge state-run collieries, consulted labor activists, and interviewed mine owners and policymakers.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • The Kentucky Senator also promised that once the GOP finally controls all branches of government in 2012, their first act would be to return black-faced lawn jockeys to the White House grounds.

    Stephen Ducat: Holiday Shocker: George W. Bush Awarded the Medal of Honor

  • They show a paternalistic Uncle Sam stretching out his hand to help rescue recalcitrant, black-faced children.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Wikileaks: Psychologically Profiling Latin American Leaders

  • At an Arizona elementary school, a mural of the school's multi-racial children has been the target of vicious, racist attack...because it showed brown-faced and black-faced children in the mural like the ones in the actual school.

    From Twitter 06-03-2010

  • The Kentucky Senator also promised that once the GOP finally controls all branches of government in 2012, their first act, after removing all the solar panels from the White House, would be to return black-faced lawn jockeys to its grounds.

    Stephen Ducat: Holiday Shocker: George W. Bush Awarded the Medal of Honor

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