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Jaws of Life

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jaws of Life hydraulic tool inserted into a wrecked vehicle and used to pry the wreckage apart in order to provide access to people trapped inside
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Usage

In literature:

Whatever of humor played about this opening lost its life instantly when these jaws clicked together again.
"Tom Grogan" by F. Hopkinson Smith
The chin and jaw, strong and just hinting of square aggressiveness, helped the lips to command life.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
Paris now smote him on the jaw under his ear, whereon the life went out of him and he was enshrouded in the darkness of death.
"The Iliad" by Homer
Then we'll shut him between the jaws of a vise and squeeze the life out of him.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Another Arctic titbit is that fleshy cushion of the jaw of the whale which in life holds the baleen.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
The bony core sutured to the front of the upper and lower jaws was covered in life by a horny sheath, as in birds or turtles.
"Dinosaurs" by William Diller Matthew
During the life-time of the animal, twenty-four of these teeth are produced, six in each side of the upper and lower jaws.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
His foot pushed aside the eager jaws of Whitefoot and saved the man's life.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Its jaws are small and weak, but the life of this little creature is so short that it never eats.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
A few days, however, before the arrival of the journeying wolf, a new interest had entered into the life of the long-jawed bitch.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Again the man fired, and Bud Larkin's jaw fell as he gazed on the queer, unmistakable features of the man who had saved his life that night.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
He still sat staring into vacancy, the slow movement of his jaws as they chewed the cigar, the only sign of life.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
So forth fared the hero on his great enterprise to snatch the life of mortals from the very jaws of death.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
Why, if he could take up a man in his jaws, the fellow would stand no more chance of his life than that lynx!
"The Ranche on the Oxhide" by Henry Inman
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In poetry:

When the jaws of darkness rend,
And the vapours fold away,
And the sounds of life ascend
Like dust in the blinding day?
"To My Mother Earth" by George MacDonald
"In my youth," said his father, "I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life."
"Father William" by Lewis Carroll
“She saved thee from the jaws of death,—­
’T is thine to right her wrongs;
I tell thee,—­I, who gave thee breath,—­
To her thy life belongs!”
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Firefighters receive training in how to use the "Jaws of Life" to rescue people trapped in vehicles.
Select Hurst Jaws of Life® products in the eDRAULIC, Vetter, Airshore, and Mini-Lite categories are now available through Grainger .
Shelby, North Carolina- Hurst Jaws of Life announced today an aggressive promotion directed toward Fire and Rescue Departments.
Motorist taken to hospital after pried from car by Jaws Of Life.
Three days later, with TV cameras capturing the moment, San Diego fire officials used the Jaws of Life to pry open the trunk of Salerno 's car near Balboa Park.
Firefighters use jaws of life to save woman in Slappey Boulevard wreck.
Well the Estherville Fire Department has begun a fundraiser for a new Jaws of Life Rescue Truck.
Lincoln Fire and Rescue Crews had to use the jaws of life to pull a person out of a car after a crash.
Numerous jaws of life tools were used.
Jaws Of Life Needed In Amherst Crash.
Firefighters use ' Jaws of Life ' to remove two victims.
Helicopter landing, jaws of life demonstration at Teaneck's National Night Out.
Helicopter landing, jaws of life demonstration at National Night Out in Teaneck gallery (15 photos).
Jaws of Life free victim in roll-over crash.
A joint ' Jaws of Life ' drill.
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