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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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Cheekiness itself is a stylistic form of challenge.
The sextet of performers -- a couple of whom will rotate out of the cast -- have both the energy and the cheekiness to play these skits for maximum entertainment value.
A high-grade cheekiness that parallels in some way the cheekiness of those manifestos of architecture, whether 'Esprit Nouveau', 'Situationist', Archigram' or anything else.
Cutscreens are produced in a quirky puppet-show style that maintains the cheekiness of the franchise and helps move the story along.
DaimlerChrysler may still be mulling what to do with SMART, but former Lotus and Prodrive executive Hugh Kemp is leaning toward production of a unique two-place city car that combines the maneuverability of a motorcycle and the cheekiness of DCX's commuter-mobile.
He stands in fairly interesting company, from Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999) to the rumored sexual cheekiness at Yale's Skull and Bones; perhaps we even toss in Helmut Newton's photographic cocktails that stir together equestrian equipment and women.
And he is pretty good at cheekiness, too, if his part in Kerry Packer's World Series way back when is anything to go by.
He said: 'It's a goal of geometric cheekiness, beautifully played by the classic, misshapen Scot
Herzog's offhanded cheekiness quickly gets irritating, and his refusal to structure his insights in a readily intelligible way is downright maddening, at least to an historian who stubbornly adheres to the old-fashioned belief that argumentative clarity is a virtue.
My cheekiness comes from my hope that you will continue writing.
The line drawings shaded with blue and gray contain the same humor and cheekiness but despite the revelry it is clear both author and illustrator take their metier seriously.