pug-nose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pug-nose having a blunt nose "a pug-nosed boy with freckles","a snub-nosed automatic"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pug-nose (sometimes abbrev. pug), a short, thick nose with the tip turned up
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Puck.

Usage

In literature:

The harlequin on the bank turned his little pug-nose up to me.
"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad
He was a short, thick-set man of fifty, with red hair, round gray eyes, a broad pug nose, and projecting mouth.
"Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home" by Bayard Taylor
His rather pugged nose seemed to revolt from contact with a bristling moustache of short, wire-like hairs.
"Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" by Stephen Crane
It's lucky for some that the Lord gave you a pug nose.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Low forehead, pug nose, bulldog tendencies.
"Sowing Seeds in Danny" by Nellie L. McClung
I'm sure she has not got a pug-nose like me.
"The Small House at Allington" by Anthony Trollope
Her nose also was full, and had something of the pug.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
It may be by a pug nose, a hare lip, red hair, no hair or squint eyes.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
She had to have her little pug nose in everybody's business.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
The governor was not to be wholly suppressed, and kept protruding a red pug-nose into very plain sight.
"The Knights of the White Shield" by Edward A. Rand
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In poetry:

Minnie thinks her Jack is noble
Tho’ he takes a "whiskey slug!"
Minnie’s nose Jack thinks is piquant,
When in truth its only pug.
"Fools" by Joseph Warren Watson

In news:

She's short, with a slightly pushed up nose, as if a pug somehow snuck into her pedigree a few generations ago.
Even when he's behind bars, cops say high-violent gang member, Larry Watkins, a.k.a "Pug Nose Larry" and "Crazy Larry", is extremely violent – even igniting a prison riot and threatening to kill a corrections officer.
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