One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a person's nose) resembling a bird's beak; hooked.
- ‘With his brightly coloured breeches, beaky nose and piercing eyes, he must have resembled a loquacious and quick-witted parrot.’
- ‘Brandark had found a boulder to use as a heat reflector and slept between it and the fire with only his beaky nose poked out of his blankets.’
- ‘There are rows and rows of them, mostly with the same beaky nose and a well-groomed, cosmopolitan, upper middle class air.’
- ‘The lady at the neighbouring table, with wrinkled skin, a beaky nose and bulging eyes, swathed in netted black, cast her withering glance.’
- ‘With his big, practically black eyes and his beaky nose, he looks like one of Hieronymus Bosch's nightmare owls in human form.’
- ‘Not until you saw his face, anyway, with the preemption of a beaky nose and awkwardly sharp jaw.’
- ‘In the glazed portrait of 1987, the mature King's spectacles are disks like small saucers, the nose still courageous and beaky.’
- ‘Aspiring actors, the boys are confident they could make it big in Hollywood - if only they could do something about their crooked teeth, weak chins, beaky noses and acne-pocked skin.’
- 1.1 (of a person) having nose resembling a bird's beak.
- ‘It's been almost twenty years, I think, since I last saw Josh: a beaky, blinking, owl-faced artist, who lived in a crumbling East Anglian rectory.’
- ‘Clear eyed, with a smart executive suit and a softly spiked hairstyle, he looks like a well-preserved businessman, a pair of small square glasses emphasising his beaky features.’
- ‘We climbed further where the acolytes of some guru - his beaky, bearded portrait was propped against a wall - endeavoured to enforce a kind of spiritual toll on all who passed.’
- ‘Cornell, a lean, beaky charmer of a boss, would have made an amiable barrister.’
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