masked

Definitions

  • The Fox and the Mask
    The Fox and the Mask
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj masked having markings suggestive of a mask "the masked face of a raccoon"
    • adj masked having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading "hidden agenda","masked threat"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Beacon Masked in Ice A Beacon Masked in Ice
Medicine Mask Medicine Mask
Roman mask Roman mask

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Amazingly, goalies in the National Hockey League played without masks until the year 1959
    • Masked (Zoöl) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
    • Masked (Bot) Same as Personate.
    • Masked Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Code of Hammurabi made it forbidden to randomly mistreat slaves. However, the code also stated that slaves were to be branded on the forehead and forbidden to hide or mask the mark.
    • masked Having the face covered with a mask; disguised or concealed.
    • masked Bewildered; amazed.
    • masked In zoology: Larvate or larval: thus, a caterpillar is the masked state of a butterfly.
    • masked In entomology, applied to pupæ which have the wings, legs, etc., of the future imago indicated by lines on the surface, as in Lepidoptera.
    • masked Marked on the head or face as if literally wearing a mask; capistrate; personate.
    • masked In botany, same as personate.
    • masked In pathology, same as larval, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white, due to low budget.
    • adj Masked wearing a mask, concealed
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
  • F. L. Lucan
    F. L. Lucan
    “Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Clowns wear a face that's painted intentionally on them so they appear to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today?”
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    “The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.”
  • Dr. White
    Dr. White
    “Personality is a mask you believe in.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. masque—Sp. mascara—Ar. maskharat, a jester, man in masquerade.

Usage

In literature:

V. The mask with tusks over the head.
"Studies in Central American Picture-Writing" by Edward S. Holden
Yes, and I guess we'll need those poison masks your father made and figgered to need sometime.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
They were evidently on their way to the mask ball.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Even the children said, on seeing it, 'There is the gondola of the Mask.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873" by Various
Rashid put on his gas mask and Read copied him.
"The Green Beret" by Thomas Edward Purdom
It was supreme test for the gas mask!
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
Above the rail behind me rose the face of Lafitte, masked.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Finally she raised a mask-like face to Garth.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
A prince of hell under this mask; under the figure of a man!
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Stafforth's house was a fine stone building decorated with rococo masks.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
The mask which concealed her face was held by a ribbon tied at the back of her head.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Then each put on a little mask, which they were to wear at the ball until supper-time.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
Then he saw Rainey, and it changed to a mask that revealed nothing.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
His face was covered with a mask of frost.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The mask gave her an air of mystery which challenged curiosity.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
All children are afraid of masks.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
He had his back to the light so I couldn't make out any mask.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
He was in greater dread of the man in the mask.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Then the mask of conciliation was promptly laid aside.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
She began to foresee what she did not wish to witness, ugliness appearing from behind the carnival mask of laughter.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson
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In poetry:

Her mask, however gay,
Still covers cheeks tear-wet;
She cannot, in her singing, smile
Until she can forget.
"A Lament" by Arlo Bates
A fog across the sea to-day
And all the coasts are dim;
Mists on the waters of the Bay
Masking the ocean rim.
"Coogee" by Robert Steel Byrnes
You loved me too well to deny:
I loved you far too well to ask.
Only a kiss, a gaze, a sigh,
A tear,—and then a mask.
We spared the fruit of Good—and—Ill;
We dwell within our Eden still.
"The Human Tragedy ACT I" by Alfred Austin
When they shall seal y coffin lid
And this worn mask I know as ME,
Shall from the sight of man be hid
To all eternity -
Some one may say: "His sins were many,
His virtues - really, had he any?"
"Rose Leaves" by Robert W Service
Since then long years have passed away.
And through those years, perhaps, you'll ask
How to the world I wore my mask
Of honesty?--I can but say
Beyond my powers it was a task;
Before my time it turned me gray.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein
If any muse misterious song,
At those strange things that thou hast showne,
And wot not what to deeme;
Tell that they do me wrong,
I am my selfe, what ere I seeme,
And must go mask'd, that I may not be knowne.
"Song III" by William Alexander

In news:

Dec 27, 2011: Masked Hamas militants march with their guns during a parade to mark the third anniversary of the Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2008, in Gaza City.
CoreMelt brings masking tools to FCP X editors.
A masked transit worker and security guard in San Diego on the Mexican border yesterday.
That or take the mask off if I'm not going to be on air for a little while.
The veteran film editor Eva Gardos ("Mask," 1985.
Armed, masked man robs bank in Hixson.
Ilike Apple and Lemon Gel Mask.
Forget donning a Jason or Michael Myers mask this Halloween.
A masked Gino Romano (Riches) holding a picture of Jonathan Lee Riches (Romano).
Broncos running back Lance Ball fends off Zack Follett with a hard shot to the face mask during a second-quarter run Saturday night.
Saudi men wearing medical masks walked past a shop near the Grand Mosque in Mecca in August during Ramadan.
A couple wearing protective masks to avoid getting the H1N1 flu virus walk by on a Buenos Aires street, July 7, 2009.
The declaration masks a mountain of Persian hurt over the Turks and their shifting diplomacy in the region.
High-kicking historical fun with a masked Donnie Yen.
"I came back from the '91 Gulf War and during that war I wore a gas mask thinking that the air was poison," Tool recalls.
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In science:

The largest possible Lyot stop permitted by the linear mask design we chose would have been shaped like the overlap region of two circles (Kuchner & Traub 2002).
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Ideally one would measure the counts with the mask out and in for the same exposure time.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
By extrapolating to a specific exposure time a normalization for observations with the notch-filter mask could be obtained.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Our reported results for the notch-filter mask are scaled to the peak pixel count rate of the unblocked point source through the substrate.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
In the setup we also took observations of the pupil image both with and without the mask, to gauge how well qualitatively the mask worked, compared to what is predicted by scalar diffraction theory.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Once the peak pixel count rates and fluxes were measured, deep observations of the notch-filter mask were taken.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
The top image is one of the point source without the notch-filter mask in place, and the bottom image is an exposure with the mask centered.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
The figure shows the images taken during our experiments azimuthally averaged over all angles except for 20◦ on either side of the notch-filter’s mask axis to avoid the region completely blocked by the mask.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
We measured the magnitude of this mask transmisivity (MT) as well with the Lyot Stop in place and show it in Figure 5 for comparison.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Table 1 allows us to compare the relative throughput of the notch-filter mask to a setup without a Lyot stop.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
We define throughput as the ratio of flux for a certain design to the flux of the system with a completely open Lyot stop and no mask in place.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
We also measured the point source through the quartz substrate of the mask.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
The MT for dark parts of the mask should be less than the contrast requirements.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
The mask may not be uniformly transmissive and slightly thicker toward the center, which could account for the suppression of the peak core.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
The resulting PSF with the notch-filter mask resembles the MT PSF, close to the PSF core, where the residual Airy Pattern of the MT dominates.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
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