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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! He acts like a jerk most of the time, but deep down I think Nate is a good guy.
See also: crater, face


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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The infrared spectrum of nearby Skywalker crater, for example, is similar to the rest of Charon's craters and surface, with features dominated by ordinary water ice.
The researchers don't think that any truly massive undiscovered craters are still lurking on Earth's surface, but Don McCarthy is not so sure.
However, tectonic processes, weathering, and burial quickly obscure or destroy craters.
My friends who I shall refer to as musketeers, decided to visit a volcanic crater that we had checked out on the Internet.
Researchers have identified 248 new impact sites on parts of the Martian surface in the past decade, using images from the spacecraft to determine when the craters appeared.
While the distribution of brightness was not exactly what we had expected, practically every measurement related to ice and other volatile compounds on the moon is surprising, given the cosmically cold temperatures inside its polar craters.
Substrate contaminants cause craters because the paint does not wet the contaminated area or immediately dewets from it.
Nasa's Messenger spacecraft is the first to orbit Mercury and the first batch of photos taken in orbit have revealed a pock-marked planet full of craters from pieces of asteroids and comets.
Many other craters on Earth are also not visible to the naked eye.
These days, visitors are flocking to Halema'uma'u, a crater in the summit of Kilauea and the home of the Hawaiian goddess Pele, according to local mythology.
Current exploitation plans call for the use of directional drilling to tap into the near-surface reservoirs beneath the craters.
As a child in northern New Jersey, Ken Crater raised his own organic vegetables.
Moreover the wall separating the two craters is straight.
When large asteroids hit the ground, they produce high temperatures and pressures, carving out bowl-shaped features called craters.
Instead, they spent one recent class in the university's new $125,000 ``smart lab,'' poring over computerized images of the moon and calculating the age of the lunar craters.