cheek


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cheek

1. 
a. either side of the face, esp that part below the eye
b. either side of the oral cavity; side of the mouth
2. a side of a door jamb
3. Nautical one of the two fore-and-aft supports for the trestletrees on a mast of a sailing vessel, forming part of the hounds
4. one of the jaws of a vice

Cheek

A narrow upright face, forming the end or side of an architectural or structural member or one side of an opening.

cheek

[chēk]
(anatomy)
The wall of the mouth in humans and other mammals.
(metallurgy)
Portion of a three-part flask between the cope and the drag.
(zoology)
The lateral side of the head in submammalian vertebrates and in invertebrates.

cheek

1. A narrow upright face forming the end or side of an architectural or structural member, or one side of an opening.
2. A narrow upright face forming the end or a side of an architectural or structural member.
3. The upright face of one side of an opening.
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Louise frightened the farm hand still more by turning and putting her cheek down upon his shoul- der.
You'll find out quick enough," returned Fairfax, whose curt carelessness did not, however, prevent a slight increase of color on his own cheek.
Finding the new guest there,--with a bloom on her cheeks like the morning's own, and a gentle stir of departing slumber in her limbs, as when an early breeze moves the foliage, --the dawn kissed her brow.
With his florid cheek, his compact figure smartly arrayed in a bright-buttoned blue coat, his brisk and vigorous step, and his hale and hearty aspect, altogether he seemed -- not young, indeed -- but a kind of new contrivance of Mother Nature in the shape of man, whom age and infirmity had no business to touch.
Augustine's cheek flushed; but he only observed, with his usual sarcastic carelessness.
Who could speak the dreadful words, while the first tears were wet on their cheeks, while the first pang of separation was at its keenest in their hearts, while the memory of the funeral was not a day old yet?
So the fight lasted for above a quarter of an hour, at the end of which time the page was almost spent and the hot blood flushed his cheeks in a most charming manner.
our summer atones with its mildness for the dreariness and perils of our winter; it has even given me a colour, pale-face as I am--I can feel it burn on my cheek.
She felt unable even to say "no," but could only look away from him and wipe the tears from her cheek.
Georgiana," said he, "has it never occurred to you that the mark upon your cheek might be removed?
Let me put one little kiss on those holmberry lips, Tess, or even on that warmed cheek, and I'll stop--on my honour, I will
A dusky blush rose to her cheek, and he instantly regretted his words.