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half-faced (1 cf. ‘grotes, halfe grotes, and shyllinges with halfe faces’ Stow's Chronicle, 1561)
1. (orig. of a coin) having a profile stamped upon it like the groats and half-groats first struck in 1503 (18th year of Henry VII) John I. i. 94 “A groat” (applied contemptuously to a thin-faced man); so “half-faced fellow” 2H4 III. ii. 286.
2. with only one half of the face visible 2H6 IV. i. 98 “our half-faced sun, striving to shine.”
3. imperfect, half-and-half 1H4 I. iii. 208.
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