- The face of a building, especially the front.
Etymology: (term, faíade, lang=fr), from (term, facciata), a derivation of (term, faccia, , front), from (term, facies, , face); compare (term, face)
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- : Eight or so gunmen stood shoulder to shoulder in the gray-white trail before the barn, firing into the saloon's burning, bullet-pocked .
- (figurative) A deceptive outward appearance.
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