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mouth bow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mouth bow a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
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Usage

In literature:

Those gentlemen who smile with their eyes instead of their mouths give the most charming bows.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
The bow of the boat touched the huge boulders which formed a bar across the mouth of the cave.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
One fighting whale took down the bow oarsman in its mouth, drowned the next two, and sent the rest flying with a single snap of its jaws.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
He bowed his head and covered his mouth with his hand.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
He watched her with his heart in his mouth, and his worst fears were realized when he saw her lift her bow high up in the water.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
The bow of the great vessel slowly swung, and majestically she headed on her way out to the mouth of the bay.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
The old rough doll, with the broken mouth, stood up and bowed to the pretty flowers.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Her mouth was deliciously saucy, with its bow-like curve, and its clear redness.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Captain Ghent had anchored the big ship as close in as he dared and she sat bow-on to the channel-mouth.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Gypsy took the apple in his mouth and made a little bow.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
With mouth open, eyes staring, and an arm outstretched, he pointed toward the bow.
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel
He stared, he bowed, and approached her, reeking of tobacco, his big, smiling, open mouth disclosing unclean teeth.
"Mary" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Ulrich bowed his head, and an ironical smile played about the corners of his mouth.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
Her wide-set eyes, like the red bow of her mouth, were kind and gay.
"The Secret Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Once again Richmond bowed, apparently unmoved, but the slight twitching of the muscles of his mouth showed how keenly he felt this.
"The Actress' Daughter" by May Agnes Fleming
Her mouth a perfect bow.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
The mouth was a crimson bow, ever ready to break into a tinkling laugh.
"Molly Brown's College Friends" by Nell Speed
He listened to the smuggler, open-mouth, and kept on bowing his head.
"The Invasion of France in 1814" by Émile Erckmann
Yet will I leave me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
"Heroes of Israel" by Theodore Gerald Soares
Jimmy opened his mouth to speak, then bowed his head and turned away.
"The Blue Grass Seminary Girls' Vacation Adventures" by Carolyn Judson Burnett
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In poetry:

She took my hand. My heart beat wild.
She kissed my mouth. I bowed my head.
Then gazing in my eyes, she smiled:
"When did'st thou die?" she said.
"At Midnight" by Madison Julius Cawein
The Captain of the Ships bowed low.
"Sir," he replied, "I will do so."
And down he rode to the harbour mouth,
To choose a boat to carry him South.
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

His droll little mouth was drawn up like bow and the.
Keep bad-mouthing the poor, and bowing to the rich.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES Phoebe sings and plays guitar, dulcimer, mouth bow and autoharp while the children join in using her basket of bongos, tambourines, bells, shakers, and more.
0Hunters who hear I've taken sheep with a bow are often open - mouthed with amazement.
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