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mask

(Cover), noun camouflage, cloak, cover-up, deflection, device, disguise, excuse, facade, false front, feint, front, guise, lame excuse, masquerade, mere cossetics, obscuration, pretense, pretension, pretext, prooessed motive, refuge, screen, sham, smoke screen, stratagem, subterfuge, varnish, whitewash

mask

(Shield), noun camouflage, deflection, disguise, false front, false identity, incognito, masquerade, pretense, shield, veil
See also: camouflage, cloak, conceal, cover, denature, disguise, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, false pretense, guard, hide, obliterate, obnubilate, obscure, plant, pretend, pretense, pretext, ruse, screen, shroud, stifle, strangle, subterfuge, suppress, veil
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All eyes turned toward the bridal party, and a murmur of amazement went through the throng, for neither bride nor groom removed their masks.
It was no longer a waxlike mask, but Henrietta, girlish and pathetically at rest.
Your master, Poole, is plainly seized with one of those maladies that both torture and deform the sufferer; hence, for aught I know, the alteration of his voice; hence the mask and the avoidance of his friends; hence his eagerness to find this drug, by means of which the poor soul retains some hope of ultimate recovery--God grant that he be not deceived
Who furnished it with masks, or prologues, or increased the number of actors,--these and other similar details remain unknown.
In the streets the lively crowd is dressed in the most fantastic costumes -- gigantic cabbages walk gravely about, buffaloes' heads below from men's shoulders, dogs walk on their hind legs; in the midst of all this a mask is lifted, and, as in Callot's Temptation of St.
But they could discern nothing but a man of middle height, dressed in black, apparently of a certain age, for the end of a gray beard peeped out from the bottom of the mask that hid his features.
Sometimes such an ugliness is merely a repulsive mask.
They were not of the folk we meet in fashionable drawing-rooms who conceal all such feelings as they may chance to possess beneath the impenetrable mask of a conventional placidity.
The girl costumed as Night wore a small black velvet mask, what is called in French a "loup.
The mask which concealed the visage was made so nearly to resemble the countenance of a stiffened corpse that the closest scrutiny must have had difficulty in detecting the cheat.
The place had a far greater interest for us than it could have had if we had known beyond all question who the Iron Mask was, and what his history had been, and why this most unusual punishment had been meted out to him.
And immediately, making the king get out of the carriage, he led him, still accompanied by Porthos, who had not taken off his mask, and Aramis, who again resumed his, up the stairs, to the second Bertaudiere, and opened the door of the room in which Philippe for six long years had bemoaned his existence.