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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.

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He faces off against defender Tore Reginiussen with the 32-year-old playing every minute this league campaign and earning eight clean sheets.
League champions Sutton Sting play fourth place Telford Tigers in the first semi-final, which faces off at 4.30pm on Saturday, with the Wild playing Hull in the second semi-final which starts at 7.30pm.
READY FOR ACTION: Bombers' Andy Fletcher faces off at Newcastle last week - now high-flying Sheffield await