Phiz vs Phis - What's the difference?

phiz | phis |


As nouns the difference between phiz and phis

is that phiz is (obsolete|colloquial) the face while phis is .

phiz

English

Noun

(phizzes)
  • (obsolete, colloquial) The face.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , 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. }}
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , 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. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , 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!" }}

    Synonyms

    * phizog

    phis

    English

    Noun

    (head)
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