Synonyms for chin

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He has been up to the chin for the last twelvemonth and more.

He found Austin sitting on the chair by his desk, resting his chin on his elbow.

Yet there was a set of the mouth and a prominence of the chin which relieved him of any trace of effeminacy.

His hand came under my chin as his custom was in giving orders.

The edge of the ice-cake had taken Tiakens under the chin and he was unconscious.

Katy set her hands on her hips, flared her elbows, and lifted her chin.

She sat upright and rested her elbows on her knees, her chin in her hands.

Voice, eyes, the line of his chin, all told Rose that he would not yield.

He remained insensible to the suggestion, with his chin on his breast.

On its head was engraved a nose and chin, which might have been mistaken for a pair of nutcrackers.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cin, cinn "chin" (but in some compounds suggesting an older, broader sense of "jawbone"); a general Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German kinni; Old Norse kinn; German Kinn "chin;" Gothic kinnus "cheek"), from PIE root *genu- "chin, jawbone" (cf. Sanskrit hanuh, Avestan zanu- "chin;" Armenian cnawt "jawbone, cheek;" Lithuanian žándas "jawbone;" Greek genus "lower jaw," geneion "chin;" Old Irish gin "mouth," Welsh gen "jawbone, chin").

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