What does the word Physiognomist mean?

Usage examples for Physiognomist

  1. Jane looked grave- for trifling on love was heresy, in her estimation; but Emily laughed, with an expression in which a skilful physiognomist might have read- if he means me, he is mistaken. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. " Hang that up in your bed- head," said the physiognomist, " obey it- and fame and fortune will be the result." – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner
  3. Tom assumed an air of extreme candour, and opened his case artfully enough; but, forgetting that every painter is necessarily a physiognomist, omitted the precaution of turning his back to the light. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville