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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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Any football player who has a vision problem should consider wearing a face shield," advises Aaron Zimmerman, assistant professor of optometry and lead author of the study.
Not surprisingly, the head with helmet and face shield was subjected to dramatically lower intercranial pressures, suggesting that a soldier so equipped would have a much better chance at avoiding serious brain trauma.
The team modeled the shock wave from an explosion detonated right in front of the face under three conditions: with the head bare, protected by the current combat helmet and covered with the helmet plus a polycarbonate face shield.
Raul Radovitzky, of MIT, and colleagues reported that adding a face shield to the standard-issue helmet worn by the vast majority of ground troops could significantly reduce traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
The Results: Fifty-one percent of the parents preferred the face shield photo, and 62% thought their children would prefer the doctors that wore the face shield.
Wear protective clothing: rubber apron or coveralls, safety splash goggles or a face shield and rubber gloves.
These materials will be used in association with individual soldier protection, specifically the development of the antiballistic face shield.
Other features include built-in Contain scent-control technology, roomy pockets, a pullover hood and face shield with black mesh for best visibility in all light conditions, elastic cuffs, and waist drawstrings in both jacket and pants.
The multi-purpose operator face shield is intended to deliver maximum face and eye protection.
Incidence of Perceived and Actual Face Shield Contamination During Vaginal and Cesarean Delivery.