Smock-faced

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Smock-faced Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • smock-faced Having a feminine countenance or complexion; white-faced; pale-faced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Smock-faced pale-faced
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. smoc, perh. from A.S. smeĆ³gan, to creep into.

Usage

In literature:

He had dirtied his hands and face, and smudged his smock with stains of mud.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
His face became whiter than his smock, and his lips quivered.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
He was wearing a soiled white smock and his face was distorted with terror.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
Halfman, seeing how Brilliana leaned against the table, her face pale as her smock, raged at her daring denier.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
What does Smock-face think of the Bourbons?
"Walladmor:" by Thomas De Quincey
Why, then, they may pull up their smocks, and hide their faces.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
A man, in holland smock, and face as white as chalk, had burst through the hedge on their left and was running frantically after them.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
The men and boys with dirty faces, and dirty smock-frocks, and dirty shirts; and, good God!
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Philosophy, till our smock faced days, has considered it as the appropriate symbol of its profession.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
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In news:

At face value simple and short, Smock 's poems reach deep into an undercurrent of hidden meanings to reveal a strong voice.
After bowing out of the competition, Melrose's Amanda Smock said she will shed her Games face and enjoy her London experience to the fullest.
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