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crater face

derogatory slang 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!
See also: crater, face

crater

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.

crater-face

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.
Does the pattern of cratering truly indicate that a planet-wide outpouring of lava resurfaced Venus some 500 million years ago?
In his view, the cratering pattern suggests that the face of Venus divides into at least three broad regions, each with a different age.
It also beautifully illustrates many characteristics of impact cratering, including terraced walls, secondary craters, bright rays, and central peaks.
On the basis of the degree of cratering discerned in the photographs and the estimated frequency of collisions that Gaspra would suffer at its current location -- about 411 million kilometers from Earth, near the inner edge of the asteroid belt -- astronomers calculate that the asteroid may have taken its present shape a relatively scant 300 million years ago.
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?