pull a face

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pull a face contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pull a face to draw the countenance into a particular expression: to grimace
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pullian; conn. with Low Ger. pulen, to pluck.

Usage

In literature:

After that the rustler pulled up his failing animal to a walk and faced him around.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
He saw the fellow pulling the black curls, and saw a hand almost covering the fair young face.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
He pulled the twisted foot from the stirrup, left the body where it lay, and led the blaze-faced horse to a tree and tied it securely.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
A sweated alien faces rabbit-pulling in the East End with more pleasurable anticipation.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
On his head was a great hat pulled low over his face, but one fierce eye shone from under it.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Pulling a chair to the fire, she sat for a time trying to face a crisis she had begun to fear must come.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
It was a hard job to face the wind and waves and pull the canoe.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
This time, however, she pulled up decidedly, and turned a smiling face to him.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The seat he had occupied was still empty and he settled into it, his cap pulled over his eyes, a magazine before his face.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
After a time Rathburn stretched out on the bunk, pulled his hat over his face, and dozed.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
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In poetry:

For near her stood the little boy
Her childish favor singled:
His cap pulled low upon a face
Where pride and shame were mingled.
"In School-Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Still pulling of him from his place,
Full sore against his mind;
Death like a sprite stares in his face,
And doth with links him bind.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
Robin pulled forth an Irish kniffe,
And nicked Sir Guy in the face,
That hee was never on a woman borne
Cold tell who Sir Guye was.
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"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
All alone in the field
Stands John S. Crow;
And a curious sight is he,
With his head of tow,
And a hat pulled low
On a face that you never see.
"John S. Crow" by Clara Doty Bates
A puppet-sight
Of nerve-pull'd dolls that o'er the world dance by,
Or Good in that unequal fight
With Ill . . . who from such theatre would not fly?
--But those dear faces round the bed disarm
Death of his natural charm!
"A Home In The Palace" by Francis Turner Palgrave
ROOMERS
Take a room at the new Waldorf, you down-and-outers—
sleepers in charity's flop-houses where God pulls a
long face, and you have to pray to get a bed.
They serve swell board at the Waldorf-Astoria. Look at the menu, will you:
"Advertisement For The Waldorf-Astoria" by Langston Hughes

In news:

Adler pulled off a close win last night in the Cockfight and looks to hold on to the title as they face off with Mighty Sideshow.
Aaron Dunbar says the robber entered Elmer's Restaurant late Monday wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a beanie atop a shoulder-length blond wig that was pulled partly across his face.
SAN ANTONIO (November 23, 2012)--Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a mall in San Antonio where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store.
Apparently it wasn't enough for MTV to promise to air a PSA about how hitting is bad: now the cable network has pulled the footage of Snooki getting punched in the face, allegedly by NYC gym teacher Brad Ferro, which was set to air next week.
According to arrest records, he hit the girl in the face and pulled out a chunk of her hair.
Kristen Stewart Is A Versace VIxen The natural beauty hardly wore any makeup, with her hair pulled back off her face.
An 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman is facing charges including attempted homicide after police say she tried to pull a catheter out of her boyfriend's chest while accusing him of cheating on her.
Commissioners in Ben Hill County are facing the task of finding a solution to pull the county of its financial bind.
If Congress needs practice on how to avoid the fiscal cliff facing the nation's finances, it can work on pulling the US Postal Service out of a deep canyon of debt.
Asian polyolefin producers face a difficult time with markets being pulled in different directions.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay wipes his face as he walks off the field after being pulled in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Sept 22, 2012, in Philadelphia.
SAN ANTONIO—Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store.
Adler pulled off a close win last night in the Cockfight and looks to hold on to the title as they face off with Mighty Sideshow .
Pull out a few sections that frame your face and behind ears.
Listen to this one, A girl took a deli slicer and cut off the face of another girl then she pulled out some spicy mustard and a hoagie roll and made a sandwich out of the chicks sliced off face and ate it.
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In science:

In fact we can describe its pieces as we have done before: after “pulling” the points corresponding to the anti-diagonal variables we are left with the faces of P (2, n) defined by setting m coordinates yi = 0 where i ∈ A as in the proof of Lemma 5.1.
Nice Initial Complexes of Some Classical Ideals
Then (Γ, α, θ, λ) has a total lift if and only if (†) Every 2-face of (Γ, α, θ, λ) is level and has trivial normal holonomy. pulls back via the projection p : Rd → Rn to a generic covector Ξ ∈ (cid:16)Rd (cid:17)∗ Note that a (total) lift (Γ, A, θ, λ) of a reducible 1-skeleton (Γ, α, θ, λ) is necessarily reducible.
Generalized 1-skeleta and a lifting result
In this case, by shrinking each component of ∂C0 to a vertex, and by pulling up (down resp.) the vertices obtained from flat face down (up resp.) 2-spheres to make them in the same level, we obtain a signed vertex graph, say G0 , where the high (low resp.) vertices are the + (− resp.) vertices.
A search method for thin positions of links
Using intersection and pull-back of algebraic cycles, we can define face and degeneracy relations and obtain a simplical abelian group structure for .
A map from Lawson homology to Deligne Cohomology
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