Does it mean only that (buck toothed) or can it mean also chiseled¹...I
always thought that it meant with a chiseled face, a bit like Chet Baker
(from the Let¹s Get Lost docu)...or some others...as opposed to baby faced... I have seen it translated in French by ³ciselé² (un visage ciselé...or en lame de couteau¹ - by a knife¹s blade) but I never made the direct association with buck toothed...to me the face was so angular and lean that
...it could go through the picket fence...
Thanks for the reference...and further clarifications...
(hatchet man is a killer, enforcer...etc...)
On 2/6/09 11:17 PM, "Stewart Wilson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You loose a hell of a lot of characterization if you do that ... how
> will you know if they like pie or corn?
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:49 PM, J.C. Hocking <email@example.com
> <mailto:jchocking%40yahoo.com> > wrote:
>> > 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.
>> > --- On Fri, 2/6/09, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:capnbob%40nventure.com>
>> <email@example.com <mailto:capnbob%40nventure.com> > wrote:
>> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:capnbob%40nventure.com>
>> <email@example.com <mailto:capnbob%40nventure.com> >
>> > Subject: RARA-AVIS: hatchet faced
>> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com>
>> > 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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