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- I like Thornfield, its antiquity, its retirement, its old crow-trees and thorn-trees, its grey facade, and lines of dark windows reflecting that metal welkin: and yet how long have I abhorred the very thought of it, shunned it like a great plague-house?†
(facade) face or outward appearance -- often referring to something that is not genuineeditor's notes: Often referring to a false face presented by a person. Buildings often have false facades; e.g., a building might have a layer of 1/4" brick, but not really be a brick building. This is why the term is used for the false appearance a person presents.