bald-faced

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bald-faced unrestrained by convention or propriety "an audacious trick to pull","a barefaced hypocrite","the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times","bald-faced lies","brazen arrogance","the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell"
    • adj bald-faced (of animals) having white markings on the face
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bald-faced Having a white face or a white mark on the face, as a stag.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bald-faced Having a white face or white on the face: said of animals: as, a bald-faced stag.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bald-faced having white on the face, as a horse
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Quotations

  • Helen Rowland
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    “Call the bald man, Boy; make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. 'shining,' 'white,' Ir. and Gael. bàl, 'white' spot; but perh. conn. with ball in the sense of 'rounded,' whence 'smooth,' 'hairless.'

Usage

In literature:

Amongst these consolers Antony observes a bald man in a black tunic, a portion of whose face is plainly visible.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
The Bald-faced Stag near Kingston was his headquarters.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
If the mare has a bald face the filly will hae a blaze.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Then they threw at faces and bald heads.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Would it take him to the Bald-faced Stag?
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
His face was marked more by weather than age, and his narrow brow was bald and smooth.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Presently the bald pate revolved back and a truculent face stared up at them.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
He rode the bald-faced pony, and across his pommel was slung his musket.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
The Bald-faced Kid squirmed on his chair.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
I saddled up old Bald Face my business to pursue, An' I went to drivin' steers as I used for to do.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
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In poetry:

As daily I flung back the shutter
In the same blank bald routine,
He scarcely once rose to remembrance
Through a month of my facing the scene.
"The Death Of Regret" by Thomas Hardy
Near smothered in a ton of snowy clothes,
First thing, I sees a bunch o' stubby toes,
Bald 'ead, termater face, an' two big eyes.
"Look, Kid," she smiles at me. "Ain't 'e a size?"
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
I imagine myself with a great public,
Mother of a white Nike and several bald-eyed Apollos.
Instead, the dead injure me with attentions, and nothing can happen.
Blank-faced and mum as a nurse.
"Barren Woman" by Sylvia Plath
The thick lids of Night closed upon me
Alone at the Bill
Of the Isle by the Race -
Many-caverned, bald, wrinkled of face -
And with darkness and silence the spirit was on me
To brood and be still.
"The Souls Of The Slain." by Thomas Hardy
Then a bald-faced Goblin, gray and grim,
Bowed his head, and I saw him slip
His eyebrows off, as I looked at him,
And paste them over his upper lip;
And then he moaned in remorseful pain--
"Would--Ah, would I'd me brows again!"
"The Nine Little Goblins" by James Whitcomb Riley
I see him in my mind to-night, a diamond in the rough,
A kindly soul that hid the gold, but showed the sterner stuff-
The wise old eye, the homely face, the scant hairs pasted flat
Across the wide wise baldness of the head of Father Pat;
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien

In news:

The Laramie Ranger District is advising people that, if conditions allowed, a controlled and prescribed burn may take place on the west face of Bald Mountain, northeast of the town of Centennial.
' Bald-Faced Truth' with John Canzano: Interview with Mychal Thompson (audio).
Former Trail Blazers player Mychal Thompson joined John Canzano on the " Bald-Faced Truth" radio show on Friday on 750-AM The Game.
' Bald-Faced Truth' with John Canzano: Interview with Cody Vaz (audio).
Democrats haven't won a statewide race since 1994, so why does this middle-aged guy with a bald head and big ears think he's the fresh face of the party.
Wally has a bald patch on the side of his face, and it's driving me crazy.
Scientists stumbled upon this bald-headed, pink-faced songbird while surveying a limestone outcrop in Laos.
She had been stung by a bald-faced hornet.
Jason Cole NFL writer for Yahoo Sports joins The Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to talk about the most recent events in the NFL.
It's not just that Tennesseans must have a photo ID to vote, thanks to the GOP's bald-faced lie that this burden will prevent nonexistent voter fraud.
Robinson joined John Canzano on The Bald Faced Truth to talk about reaping the rewards of hard work.
She answers to Sophie, scar on her nose, white hairs on her face and chest, balding on her ears, weighs about 9 pounds and is about 9 yrs old.
Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach joins the Bald Faced Truth with guest host Fletcher Johnson to talk about his legendary football career and how the NFL is helping veterans.
Keenan Howry former Ducks and NFL wide receiver joins The Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to talk Ducks and his take on the Fiesta Bowl.
On Wednesday, Van Gundy shared some of his observations when he joined John Canzano on The Bald Faced Truth.
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