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(one's) mask slips

One's true personality, agenda, or motivation has been revealed, which stands in contrast to what was presented to other people. Her masked slipped for just a moment, and everyone could see the contempt she really held for her audience.
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mask out

To hide, cover, or conceal something, either partially or in full. He thinks he can just mask out the smell in the bathroom with that horrible deodorant spray, but it just makes everything worse. We've planted trees around the perimeter of our property to mask it out from the neighbors.
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mask something out

to conceal or cover part of something from view. The trees masked the city dump out, so it could not be seen from the street. The trees masked out the dump.
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So if you are not already using die cut masks then call your masking company and ask them about die cut masks.
Studies that have compared the effects of facial and non-facial masks (that is, masks that do not contain face stimuli) or of masks that contain different levels of facial information, have shown that the presence of facial information in the mask is crucial to produce significant masking in face identification (Costen, Shepherd, Ellis, & Craw, 1994; Loffler, Gordon, Wilkinson, Goren, & Wilson, 2005).
If tasks differ in the relative diagnostic value of different facial features or in the specific processing demands required in each case, this might be reflected in their sensitivity to stimulus duration and masking, due to differences in the type and amount of information needed for accurate identification or in the time needed to perform the computations required by each task.
In Experiments 1a and 1b the masking power of neutral faces and noise masks (scrambled face stimuli) was compared.
In such patients, in order to provide 40-dB masking above the BC threshold in the nontest ear, the masking level may exceed interaural attenuation and produce an inadvertent threshold elevation by masking the test ear, as well.
A few storage devices have LUN masking utilities and can combine with the switch to mask its own LUNs.
LUN masking at the storage controller level allows a storage subsystem to mask its own LUNs.
LUN security is essentially LUN masking and zoning.