(obsolete, colloquial) The face.
, year = 1818
, chapter = Conversation
, title = Poems
, volume = 1
, first = William
, last = Cowper
, authorlink = William Cowper
, page = 163
, pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=qi5bAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA163&dq=phiz
, passage = The emphatic speaker dearly loves to oppose,
In contact inconvenient, nose to nose.
As if the gnomon on his neighbour's phiz ,
Touched with the magnet had attracted his.
, year = 1831
, month = June
, title = The Lord Advocate on Reform
, magazine =
, volume = 29
, issue = 181
, page = 980
, pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=9bUCAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA980&dq=phiz
, passage = and whatever the feelings which now agitate our secret hearts, — you see we are resolved at least to put on a cheerful phiz , and not to die either of the dumps or the mumps, or any other of the dismals.
, year = 1885
, title = The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
, volume = 8
, first = Richard F.
, last = Burton
, authorlink = Richard Francis Burton
, url = http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3442
, passage = "As for thee, thou givest me good-morrow with thy one eye and thy lameness and thy ill-omened phiz and I become poor and bankrupt and hungry!"