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One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
The bone itself with the teeth and covering.
) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.
A notch or opening.
A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard.
One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.
The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
Impudent or abusive talk.
) Axle guard.
German: Kiefer (1,2), Kinnbacke (1,2,
); Rachen (2,3), Schlund (2,3); Backe (7)
Spanish: mandíbula , quijada
) To assail or abuse by scolding.
) To scold; to clamor.
Origin uncertain. Perhaps representing unattested Old English
( = German
), related to
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