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facade

The front of a building; what one sees from the street. Sometimes a building is constructed of metal, but the facade is brick or some other attractive treatment. Zoning regulations, subdivision restrictions,and historic district requirements may specify particular building facades.

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Russ said: "The false fronts on the cash dispensers look genuine and can be difficult to spot.
Four Eastern Europeans put false fronts on cashpoint machines in Wales and installed pinhole cameras to secretly film shoppers tapping in their PIN numbers.
The front third of the green acts like a false front, sending balls down the hill.
I have lived on the estate for a number of years and have seen a lot of changes take place, but I like living in St Mellons with people that don't put on a false front just to keep up appearances.
Chinese officials seek to protect UNFPA so they can hide forced abortion behind a false front of voluntarism.
Castigated so often for putting on what many people perceive to be a false front, this was McClaren raw and unplugged.
In a shameless bid for federal funding, Johns Hopkins researchers have attempted to hide the killing of innocent preborn children behind a false front of scientific promise," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.
Hopefully now they will realise that preparing for the future is more important than putting on a false front to convince their supporters they still think they can win the league.
That's the question Moorpark downtowners frequently hear visitors ask about the building on High Street that looks like an old-time Southern Pacific Railroad depot but is really just a false front for a chicken-feed mill.
Riccardo's (411 San Anselmo), in a tiny false front, has good southern Italian fare (but try Lococo's, at 638 San Anselmo, for eggplant pizza).
An Essex Police spokesman said there was a sender unit, camera and false front attached to the cash machine near the entrance at the store.
He has a false front tooth and doesn't care too much about how he looks.