Synonyms for jawbone

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Abel is stricken with a jawbone and dieth; Cain casteth him into a ditch.

The jawbone is prominent (partly on account of the drying up of the flesh).

The latter is made from the jawbone of a whale and is extremely heavy.

Mr. Lesueur made a drawing of this jawbone, which is deposited in the library.

There is Samson belaboring the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.

He felt like Cain and wished he could kill this man with the jawbone of his own ass.

It was a tattooed star, very small and placed just under the jawbone.

My, what a weapon of destruction Samson could have made of her jawbone!

This case that I have just unpacked contains teeth and a small portion of a jawbone.

His hand went with an almost instinctive inquiry to his jawbone again.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from jaw (n.) + bone (n.). Hence jawboning "lecturing, hectoring," a term associated with the U.S. Lyndon Johnson presidential administration (1966); cf. jaw (v.).

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nounarea under mouth
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