- s having a dirty face
a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him
- Little newsboys, big newsboys, dirty-faced ragamuffins, scampering tatterdemalions dropped 19,314 pennies into a pot.
- Inside the schoolyard, dirty-faced soldiers clustered around a sergeant who briefed them on the night's security plan.
- He was dirty-faced, disheveled, despairing.