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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Splatter-faced flat-faced
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

It was a handful of men splattered into the faces of the enemy.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
It was a handful of men splattered into the faces of the enemy.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
A splatter of blood fell on Sim's face.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
The missile struck the roof close to his side and splattered shingle and dirt in his face.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The rock face was marked as with the splatter of blue lead.
"The Heath Hover Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
A few splatters of rain drove into their faces.
"Dan Carter and the River Camp" by Mildred A. Wirt

In poetry:

A man's brains splattered on
A stretcher-bearer's face;
His shook shoulders slipped their load,
But when they bent to look again
The drowning soul was sunk too deep
For human tenderness.
"Dead Man's Dump" by Isaac Rosenberg

In news:

Shot in the face ("the exit hole splattered pink all over the ferns").
A lot of severed body parts hit the floor during the grisly course of Takashi Miike's Japanese splatter comedy "Ichi the Killer," including a nose, a cheek, a tongue, several heads and a face, sliced off as if it were a mask.
Police say someone threw black paint on the huge mural, splattering Rizzo's left eye and much of his face.