grimace

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grimace

Neurology A humorless facial 'mask' typically seen in Pts with catatonia. See Amimia.
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But, in spite of all their ceremonies, the sky remained clear and beautiful, and they profited nothing by their slaughtered sheep and their ugly grimaces.
Then he would stop and tell them what the sick child had said last night, and how he had longed to be among them once again; and such was the poor schoolmaster's gentle and affectionate manner, that the boys seemed quite remorseful that they had worried him so much, and were absolutely quiet; eating no apples, cutting no names, inflicting no pinches, and making no grimaces, for full two minutes afterwards.
After locking up the bureau again, he walked to the window and gazed out as impassibly as he had done at the beginning of the interview, while Raffles took a small allowance from the flask, screwed it up, and deposited it in his side-pocket, with provoking slowness, making a grimace at his stepson's back.
The Duke of Edinburgh grimaces while Her Majesty and Prince Charles clap and cheer at the annual Highland Games outing at Braemar, near Balmoral, yesterday.
A PASSENGER grimaces in agony after being crushed between a subway train and a platform.
Jackal grimaces in pain as nose is bitten I'M OFF Animal breaks free and prepares to leg it
He grimaces on his shots and he is limping between them.
WORCESTER - Jason Croteau of Webster, above, grimaces as he turns his effort up a notch in the 8th annual Lt.
All sorts of expressions -- smiles, grimaces, coy glances.
If, as psychoanalyst and art historian Ernst Kris writes, masks are apotropaic--Messerschmidt's masklike grimaces exist to ward off the fear that they express--then one might say that Carmi's masks ward off his fear of the older generation by disregarding their feelings.
Darren Clarke grimaces as he blasts his way out of the heavy rough at the fifth hole on his way to being beaten by fellow Ulsterman Graeme McDowell in the first round of the Accenture World Match Play Championship at La Costa in California yesterday.
A changing montage of eager grins and grimaces, entwined limbs, and nude, muscled torsos, Schatz's vivid images strove to bring the dancers' humanity into personal focus for the audience.