face wall

breast wall, face wall

2. A parapet which is breast high.

face wall

1. A retaining wall. 2. The front wall of a building.
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Face wall, standing about two feet away from it and with feet slightly wider than hips.
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Andrew didn't leave empty handed, though; he walked away with some cash, too, winning best trick on the face wall.
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Looking back, it's hard not to notice how often British artist Catherine Yass has set up her camera to face walls, capturing surfaces spotted by stains in a meat market ("Stall," 1996), scratched with graffiti in a prison ("Cell," 1998), obscured by steam in a Baden-Baden spa ("Baths," 1998), or decorated by tiles in the Prague underground ("Metro," 2001).