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Face

The external appearance or surface of anything; that which is readily observable by a spectator. The words contained in a document in their plain or obvious meaning without regard to external evidence or facts.

The term is applied most frequently in business law to mean the apparent meaning of a contract, paper, bill, bond, record, or other such legal document. A document might appear to be valid on its face, but circumstances may modify or explain it, and its meaning or validity can be altered.

See: appearance, confront, endure, look, suffer, withstand
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The vaccine may work, and you see a decrease in pinkeye, but the next year perhaps a face fly or new cattle on the ranch bring in another strain of M.
Incidence of pinkeye has increased with the spread of the face fly population.
In earlier years It was thought that face flies had sponging mouth parts similar to those of the common house fly, but in 1993 Kansas State University researchers discovered (with use of an electron microscope) that the face fly has very sharp microscopic teeth.