--- In email@example.com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...>
> Actually it's used quite often in hardboiled crime stories,
including novels such as The Big Sleep and a lot of pulp stories.
Yes, I meant that it wasn't exclusively used in crime stories, but that the adjective has a life of its own. It's a good adjective. Let's face it, some people _are_ hatchet-faced.
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