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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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The trick to this is to spend as much time as possible with your neck craned around, shouting and red-faced, swerving out of control while the little darlings smear jam into the upholstery and pull faces at passing drivers.
Analysis of stark images captured using a 4D scanner suggest unborn babies grimace and pull faces to prepare for being in pain after birth, according to the researchers.
I learnt that you can actually talk to an eight-year-old normally and don't have to pull faces or talk in a baby voice or anything.
I don't care either if my own children aged four and three pull faces at the vegetables on their plate and demand sweets and crisps.