Synonyms for jaws

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This father would not even look at the son that had but just escaped the jaws of death!

Burke's broad jowls shook from the force with which he snapped his jaws together.

Peter set his jaws and continued his meditations on shoe leather.

His jaws were apart, and through them the tongue protruded, draggled and limp.

At the instant his jaws closed on it, White Fang struck him.

But again his jaws began to quiver and his eyes to fill with tears, and he could say no more.

She still held the bit in her jaws; her frolic had only just begun.

And what of Ralph—standing as he did, in the jaws of that Death into which her own hands had thrust him!

His face blanched, and the wattles about his jaws were shaking.

But, with his jaws set grimly, Bell gave the motors the gun.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "the bones of the mouth," perhaps from Old French joue "cheek," from Gaulish *gauta "cheek," or perhaps a variant of Germanic words related to chew (q.v.); cf. also jowl. Replaced Old English ceace, ceafl.

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