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.
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.
--- On Fri, 2/6/09, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: hatchet faced
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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