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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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The mask answered, "Though you have so ingeniously discovered me, I must still speak in the same voice, lest I should be known by others.
"It is the usual block," answered the man in the mask.
He burst into a mad laugh, while Christine gave a disconsolate moan behind her velvet mask. With a tragic gesture, she flung out her two arms, which fixed a barrier of white flesh against the door.
At one of these encounters, accidentally or purposely, Albert's mask fell off.
"It is no jest," replied in a deep voice the masked figure that held the lantern.
It was towards the close of the fifth or sixth month of his seclusion, and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence.
He was standing close by the lady in the mask, who was playing with pretty good luck now, and looking on much interested at the game.
Father, we wait your services." All eyes turned toward the bridal party, and a murmur of amazement went through the throng, for neither bride nor groom removed their masks. Curiosity and wonder possessed all hearts, but respect restrained all tongues till the holy rite was over.
This masked figure that you saw, did you recognise it?"
Perhaps it was that which made me feel lonely, since I was neither masked, nor disguised, nor yelling, nor in any other way in harmony with the bedlam element of life.
Through the slits in the grotesque mask she could see his eyes upon her and she guessed the sardonic smile that the mask hid.
They showed us the noisome cell where the celebrated "Iron Mask"--that ill-starred brother of a hardhearted king of France--was confined for a season before he was sent to hide the strange mystery of his life from the curious in the dungeons of Ste.