Pitch-faced

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pitch-faced (Stone Cutting) Having the arris defined by a line beyond which the rock is cut away, so as to give nearly true edges; -- said of squared stones that are otherwise quarry-faced.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pitch-faced In masonry, having the arris cut true, but the face beyond the arrisedge left projecting and comparatively rough, being simply dressed with a pitching-chisel: said of a block or of a whole piece of masonry.
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Usage

In literature:

It was pitch dark, and I ain't seen his face, there; and what's more, I don't know the chap.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
The face swam before his eyes and he pitched forward in his agitation, bumping his head viciously against the window.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
But her voice was pitched in more natural tones, and her face had regained something of its colour.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
The unhappy man pitched forward on his face.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He pitched on his face, rolled over, and lay as still as the fallen climbers.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
I put some more pitch wood on the fire, and seated myself opposite the father and daughter, where I could see the glowing faces of both.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
His petty face was all puckered up when Nannie encountered him, and his rasping voice was at its most irritating pitch.
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
He pitched forward on his face, rolled half over, and lay quiet.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
It was pitch-dark outside, and a deluge of rain beat into their faces.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
It was the face of a weak nature suddenly worked up into the last pitch of frenzy.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

But on they came, and with an embrace
The first one the arrow met;
And he came pitching forward and fell on his face,
Like a stumbler in the street.
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Remembrance for a great man is this.
The newsies are pitching pennies.
And on the copper disk is the man's face.
Dead lover of boys, what do you ask for now?
"In A Back Alley" by Carl Sandburg
"Where we have pitched our camp,
Red blood shall dye the swamp,
The battle to the swift, the victory to the strong,
But be it as it will,
My braves shall vanish still,
Slain by pale face customs, snared by their treacherous tongue"
"Tecumthe" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Oakland's extemely young pitching staff faces a challening 13-game stretch.
Mayor Faces Pitched Battle Over Breaks for Developers.
ANNAPOLIS — Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds faked a pitch and turned to face the odds.
Ex-pitching ace Roger Clemens faces six charges – and may have a harder time avoiding conviction, experts say.
Not content to be the public face of NyQuil, Saints quarterback Drew Brees is teaming with boy-band-du-jour One Direction to pitch Pepsi to his fans.
Now he'll have another opportunity to face major league pitching, as the Marlins are giving him a pinch-hit at-bat tonight.
Adam Greenberg has faced one pitch in the major leagues, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and changed his life.
Plus the Orioles have never faced Darvish, who is 10-3 with a 3.12 ERA against teams he's pitched against for the first time.
A pitch for county status is likely to face opposition over the cost and from Adams and Arapahoe counties.
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand walks off the pitch after being hit in the face by a coin.
Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Brian Johnson was hit in the face by a line drive at Saturday's Futures at Fenway event and left the field on a stretcher.
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand walks off the pitch after being hit in the face by a coin.
Jenny Maurer is one of the local faces fans will see on the pitch for the Mutiny this season.
GLENDALE, Ariz — Hours after Jake Peavy faced the Padres Monday afternoon in his third exhibition start of the spring, the pitcher met with his former Padres pitching coach on a private lake.
NEW YORK (AP) – Robinson Cano was not going to risk facing Johan Santana's wicked changeup, so he swung at the first two pitches he saw from the Mets' ace.
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