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    "open of face"

    Hi, teachers.
    Could you tell me what "open of face" means? (like "Fair and open of face, with smooth blond hair, and eyes of an icy-blue, he fought with a grace and a delicacy that warmed my heart.)
    I have checked several instances of this expression but am not quite sure what it means.
    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: "open of face"

    It's not a collocation (fixed expression / idiom) -it's more a metaphor - the author is being a little experimental with language.

    The writer probably intends to suggest that the man/boy's face is honest and it is easy to see from his expression what he is thinking.

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    Re: "open of face"

    Thank you for your quick and clear response.
    I appreciate it very much.

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