Re: RARA-AVIS: Hatched-faced...

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 05 Feb 2009

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    Actually it's used quite often in hardboiled crime stories, including novels such as The Big Sleep and a lot of pulp stories.


    >I was rereading a Westlake novel (a Dortmunder) and, sure enough, a
    > guy is described as "hatchet-faced". I don't even think this adjective
    > is typical of hardboiled. I've seen it in other types of writings.

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