face that would stop a clock

He described the thug as a very ugly and wicked-looking man, with a face that "would stop a clock".

We realize that all women are fair only in theory and that if we arranged them in the order of fairness we should have at one end the face that launched a thousand ships and at the other end the face that would stop a clock.


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