1. [mid-17C–19C] the mouth, the jaws, the face, the lips.
2. [mid-18C] in ext. use, the whole person.
[17C–18C] hoods and scarves made of lutestring (a glossy silk fabric) or alamode (a thin, light, glossy black silk).
a handsome man.
see suck one’s face under suck v.1