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crater face

slang A derogatory term for someone with very bad acne or severe scarring therefrom. Sometimes hyphenated. I was a bit of a crater face in high school, but thankfully my face cleared up in college. Wow, a crater-face like you will never get a date to the dance!
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1. n. an acne scar. Walter was always sort of embarrassed about his craters.
2. in. to collapse and go down as with a falling stock price. The stock cratered and probably won’t recover for a year or two.


and pizza-face and pizza-puss and zit-face
n. a person with acne or many acne scars. (Intended as jocular. Rude and derogatory.) I gotta get some kind of medicine for these pimples. I’m getting to be a regular crater-face. I don’t want to end up a zit-face, but I love chocolate!
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To Shaw's surprise, the fireball's orbit passed right over two of his cratering nodes.
In support of that contention, he notes that the three cratering bull's-eyes coincide roughly with well-known concentrations of magnetic forces at the top of the core.
In his view, the cratering pattern suggests that the face of Venus divides into at least three broad regions, each with a different age.
Now, he says, a more detailed analysis of Venus' cratering record, combined with new computer simulations, have convinced him that global resurfacing best explains the planet's youthful appearance.
This cratering record emphasizes the importance of collisions in the formation of planets and the evolution of their surfaces, and the extensive pounding seen in the lunar landscape records the last episode of heavy cratering, roughly 3.9 billion years ago.
It also beautifully illustrates many characteristics of impact cratering, including terraced walls, secondary craters, bright rays, and central peaks.
Jay Melosh, author of Impact Cratering (the definitive book on the subject), believes that the only way the observed terraces of complex craters can be explained is if lunar rocks temporarily behaved as if they were a viscous fluid.
The reason rays were misinterpreted is that impact cratering was inconceivable, and thus so were the immense distances that rocks could be ejected during an impact.
Are we seeing a difference in cratering rates, or has lava oozed through the lunar crust and flooded parts of the crater floors?