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open-faced

[oh-puh n-feyst] /ˈoʊ pənˈfeɪst/
adjective
1.
having a frank or ingenuous face.
2.
Also, open-face. designating an open sandwich.
3.
(of a watch) having the dial covered only by the crystal.
Compare hunting case.
Origin of open-faced
1600-1610
1600-10
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  • Now she drew out from under the muslin folds a thin gold chain, from which dangled a flat, open-faced locket.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Simple, you will see he was; open-faced and guileless as the day.

  • "A quarter after five," said her companion, consulting an elegant, open-faced watch.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • They are not all so open-faced and above board as they might be.

  • When again I unclosed my eyes and asked for water, I was lying under the open-faced shed, and it was brilliant sunshine outside.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • It was an open-faced, old-fashioned thing, set round with a rim of pearls.

    The House by the Lock C. N. Williamson
  • He had such a nice, frank, open-faced way of lying that I couldn't bring myself to correct him.

  • And they were late, five minutes, by the open-faced watch that lay in the Doctor's hand as they entered the garden.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • That group of old people, and that open-faced seafaring man, standing near the altar.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • "She must be late," said Ketchel, looking keenly15 up the track and then at his heavy, open-faced watch.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco Wyn Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for open-faced

open-faced

adjective
1.
having an ingenuous expression
2.
(of a watch) having no lid or cover other than the glass
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