• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Thin-faced (Shak.) having a thin face
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thynne; Ice. thunnr, Ger. dünn.


In literature:

Your thin face peers like a fox from its hole.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Falconer bowed, his violin under his arm, his pale, thin face perfectly composed.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
They were facing a small woodland into which a thin trace of path led.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Her pale, thin face flushed, and her eyes burnt with an angry light.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
The child was rather pale and thin, with large, dark eyes, and a face too old for her years and rather pathetic.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
His lips grew thin and his face white.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Her thin face looked thinner than ever.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
There was a look on the boy's thin, pallid face that tugged painfully at her heart-strings.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The boy's eyes had grown too large for his thin face.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
His hands were clasped behind him, and his thin face wore a thoughtful, puzzled look.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
When I got close to them, I saw that they were thin-faced Jews in clothes too big for them.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
He had a thin intellectual face, dark eyes, trap mouth, white hair, soft speech that was almost shy.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
He was very pale, traces of tears were still on his face, and one little thin white hand hung listlessly over the side of the bed.
"Charlie Scott" by Unknown
Number 28 straightened in bed and ran his thin fingers through the beard with which his face was now covered.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
Her gray eyes, which showed so wistfully in her thin face, were fixed on a far-off line of the sky between two clumps of trees.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
There was light enough to see his face and it was worn and thin.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
He regarded the thin, humorous face of the editor attentively.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
He looked tired, and his brown face was thin, but his mouth was firm.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
It swept, thin, keen and cutting, down the Koenigsallee, and blew fine black dust into one's face.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
One look at his dark, thin face told McKay that he was the wilderness man of the three.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood

In poetry:

We sat, an' we watch'd the shadows lie
On his thin an' ghastly face,
Till within an hoor o' the stroke o' twal,
An' then a change took place.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
It fell on her sair-worn, wrinkled face,
An' on her thin gray hair;
But the licht that lay in her een was a licht
That shouldna hae been there.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
But oh! how changed; his raven hair
Is thin and bleached as white as snow,
His face is furrowed deep with care,
His frame is weak, his steps are slow.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell
Lo, how they toss, as if from hand to hand,
That ship far out where help seems all in vain,
And thin white faces turning to the land
Whose only hope is to despair again.
"The Life-Boat" by Alexander Anderson
Let the thick veil glow thin,
At sunrise--at sunrise--
Let the strange eyes peer in,
The red, the black, and the white faces
Of the still living dead
Of the three races.
"Séance At Sunrise" by William Hervey Allen Jr
"But, grannie, yer face is sae lirkit an' thin,
Wi' a doun-luikin nose an' an up-luikin chin,
An' a mou clumpit up oot o' sicht atween,
Like the witherin half o' an auld weary mune!"
"Granny Canty" by George MacDonald

In news:

His bright blue eyes peered out of his thin, tanned face.
A significant challenge facing supermarkets with pharmacy operations today is to maintain the thinning ranks of supermarket pharmacists, John Beckner, director of pharmacy and whole health at Ukrop's Super Markets, Richmond, Va.
Facing a thinning market for defensemen to bolster his team's injury-addled blue line, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello gave up three players and two picks for Minnesota's Marek Zidlicky Friday night.
Face clamping , an alternative to traditional axial clamping methods, is said to improve concentricity and minimize deformation of thin-walled parts during machining.
Shawn Massey, a thin and tidy 37-year-old black man with an understandably tense face, knows this all too well.
On this particular day, the answer is open-face tuna fish sandwiches on thin white bread from Pepperidge Farm, with guacamole and watercress on the side.
Former Gov Sarah Palin, facing concerns she is now too thin, is writing.
Montgomery County may face battles after recommendation to thin out bureaucracy.
Cebu Stone Architectural Thin Block Veneer is a unique, lightweight cast product that is a permanent and cost-effective way to add beauty, texture and the look of split-face blocking to any structure.
It is simply amazing how, in the face of adversity, the thin veneer of civilization wears down to the ugliness below.
" Cinderella 's" music seems to wind around and around itself in spots, and in the face of its redundancies Ratmansky's ideas are stretched thin.
For an old-line business such as Campbell, facing thin profit margins and iffy growth prospects, cost is everything.
Walking toward the gate, he's a tall thin man with a long American face that suggests frontier virtues.
To avoid irritation, wear thin rubber gloves and don't touch your face.
With long, thin arms and legs, an expressive face and graceful movement, Nadja Michael commands the stage in a manner few sopranos do.

In science:

The fibers need to be polished and bonded to a thin fused silica plate with anti-reflection coating on its outer face, using a gel or liquid. The transmission of the couplant must be >99% over 340-670 nm, and the goal is to achieve better than 98% efficiency for the injection of light at f/3.65.
Prototype development of the Integral-Field unit for VIRUS
Using the CO oxidation at RuO2 (110) as a prototypical example we demonstrate that factors like a suppressed heat conduction at the backside of the thin single-crystal, and the build-up of a product boundary layer above the flat-faced surface play a significant role.
First-Principles Approach to Heat and Mass Transfer Effects in Model Catalyst Studies
When k is large, the contour loop, of weight n, of a face of length 2k crosses a long thin quads’ rim of width essentially one and length 2k .
The Hausdorff Dimension of Two-Dimensional Quantum Gravity
Thinning the initial surface with this “simple site” definition produces a mesh free of 2-faces (triangles), as shown in Fig. 5(a).
Writing Reusable Digital Geometry Algorithms in a Generic Image Processing Framework
These planes may represent stacks of thin charged lamellae, like clay platelets or rigid membranes, or correspond to the surfaces of spherical colloidal particles separated by a distance h ≪ a, so that the curvature of the facing surfaces may be neglected in first approximation.
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
The “cartoon” method of reference begins with a cartesian 3+1 code and operates it in a thin slab with boundary conditions at the faces of the slab given by the axisymmetry of the solution.
Numerical evolution of Brill waves
Rd ] , which represents a thin, circular disk with intrinsic central density κ0 and scale length Rd , seen in pro jection with axis ratio q = | cos i| where i is the inclination angle (such that i = 0◦ is face-on and i = 90◦ is edge-on).
A Catalog of Mass Models for Gravitational Lensing
However, since smooth (110) faces are not attainable in cuprate crystals, we instead make use of the extensively-studied bicrystal thin film grain boundary Josephson junction.
Experimental test for subdominant superconducting phases with complex order parameters in cuprate grain boundary junctions
Fig. 24. 201 MHz test cavity, showing mounting arrangement. The ports on the entrance and exit faces are for diagnostic purposes. The curved surfaces represent thin Be windows that electrically close the irises.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
The window consists of a 1 cm thickness of LiH with a 300 µm thick layer of Be on the side facing the RF cavity field and a 25 µm thick layer of Be on the opposite side. The beryllium will, in turn, have a thin coating of TiN to prevent multipactoring.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
The K − can be stopped in very thin targets (a few hundreds of mg/cm2 ), in contrast to what happens in experiments with stopped K − at hadron machines, where from 80% up to 90% of the incident K − beam is lost in the degraders facing the stopping target.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
Since most cuprate single crystals grow in the form of thin plates, measurements with E k c are difficult because of the small areas of their ac faces.
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
In our counting device, two low temperature calorimeters of dimensions 1 x 2 x 0.1 cm3 face each other, with the Ge deposited as a thin layer in between. This provides the required 4π angular acceptance for detection of germanium K- and L-capture decays.
GNO Solar Neutrino Observations: Results for GNOI
The cancellation of the pole terms coming from oppositely oriented faces of infinitely thin smooth boundaries takes place in very many situations encountered in the literature.
Casimir energy in the Fulling--Rindler vacuum
In this case, we first shrink the inside of D similarly so that the inside of D fits into a thin vertical cylinder above the flat face of Sk .
A search method for thin positions of links