Re: RARA-AVIS: hatchet faced

From: J.C. Hocking (
Date: 06 Feb 2009

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    I've heard a similar remark, but the individual was described as being so buck toothed that she could eat corn on the cob through a picket fence. Hmm. From now on, should I encounter the fearfully hackneyed "hatchet-faced" in any of my reading, noir or otherwise, I shall simply mentally replace it with 'buck toothed". Proactive reading makes cliches disappear. 

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    From: <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: hatchet faced To: Date: Friday, February 6, 2009, 7:19 PM

    Some good ol' boys I knew in the Army used to say, "She was so hatchet faced she could eat a piece of pie through a picket fence."

    Robert S. Napier, author LOVE, DEATH, AND THE TOYMAN The Toyman Rides Again (March 2010)


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