from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pitted or marked with smallpox.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pockmarked; pitted.


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  • "There's no doubt about it," said the hardware drummer with the pock-pitted cheeks.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • The doctor, a lank, pock-pitted embodiment of mad chirurgy from books and antique herbal delusions inherited from generations of simple healers, mixed noxious stuff in a gallipot and plumed himself upon some ounces of gore drawn from his victim.

    Doom Castle

  • He was a pock-pitted, damp-looking, soiled little fungus of a man, who had attained to his office because, in the dirtiest precinct of the wickedest ward in the city, he had, through the operation of a befitting ingenuity, forced a recognition of his leadership.

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life

  • "Not the Indians we're after," said I, noting the signs of permanency; but Paul Larocque shoved me forward with the end of his pole and a curious, almost intelligent, expression came on the dull, pock-pitted face.

    Lords of the North

  • The small gray eyes in the pock-pitted face stole toward young

    Ailsa Paige

  • His face was pock-pitted, and had not on it even signs of a beard.

    Jewish Children

  • Her face was pock-pitted to an incredible degree, so that what with this deformity, emphasized by the pouting of her prodigious and shapeless lips, and the rolling of a pair of eyes as yellow as saffron, Jonathan Rugg thought that he had never beheld a figure at once so extraordinary and so repulsive.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

  • The next instant the gate was cast ajar very hastily, and the pock-pitted negress appeared.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

  • So universal was the branding produced by this scourge that scarcely an advertisement containing any personal description appears in any colonial print, without containing the words, pock-fretten, pock-marked, pock-pitted, or pock-broken.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

  • It is beardless, pock-pitted, with thick shapeless lips, broad hanging jowls, nostrils agape, and nose flattened like the snout of a bull-dog.

    The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Sea


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