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Side-whiskers   /saɪd-wˈɪskərz/   Listen

Facial hair that has grown down the side of a man's face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off).  Synonyms: burnside, mutton chop, sideburn.

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"Side-whiskers" Quotes from Famous Books

... The poor father—a man of forty with black, bushy side-whiskers and a pathetic gash on his freshly-shaved chin- -thanked us all, swallowing his tears. But for some reason, either because I lingered at the gate of the cemetery being somewhat hazy as to my way back, or ...
— 'Twixt Land & Sea • Joseph Conrad

... Van Duzen. She is quite wealthy, and an orphan, and is here with her uncle, a fine-looking gentleman, who is president of a bank, or an insurance company, or some thing of the sort. You saw him, I think, on the piazza,—the large man, with gray side-whiskers, white ...
— That Mother-in-Law of Mine • Anonymous

... ambition only but chiefly because since his cadet days he had been passionately devoted to Nicholas Pavlovich. The Emperor had often visited the Military College and every time Kasatsky saw that tall erect figure, with breast expanded in its military overcoat, entering with brisk step, saw the cropped side-whiskers, the moustache, the aquiline nose, and heard the sonorous voice exchanging greetings with the cadets, he was seized by the same rapture that he experienced later on when he met the woman he loved. Indeed, his passionate adoration of the Emperor was even stronger: he wished ...
— Father Sergius • Leo Tolstoy

... side-whiskers and Galways are unknown, a fact which was to me strange considering the luxuriance of other vegetation until I learned that, from infancy, it is the custom of the Filbertine mother to scour her offspring's face with powdered ...
— The Cruise of the Kawa • Walter E. Traprock

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