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Jaw

/jô/ Noun, pl. jaws 1. Any opposable articulated structure at the entrance of the mouth, typically used for grasping and manipulating food. (wikipedia.org) 2. Term broadly applied to the whole of the structures constituting the vault of the mouth and serving to open and close it and is part of the body plan of most animals. (wikipedia.org) 3. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (wiktionary.org) 4. The part of the face below the mouth. (wiktionary.org) 5. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering. (biology-online.org) 6. (Machinery) A notch or opening. A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place. (biology-online.org) 7. Talk or gossip, esp. when lengthy or tedious. (Google Dictionary) Verb 1. To assail or abuse by scolding. (wiktionary.org) 2. To scold; to clamor. (wiktionary.org) 3. To talk; to converse. (wiktionary.org) 4. (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket. (wiktionary.org) 5. To bite and grind with the teeth. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: From Old French joue “cheek,” from Gaulish *gauta “cheek,” or perhaps a variant of Germanic words related to...

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