Jaw bit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jaw bit (Railroad) a bar across the jaws of a pedestal underneath an axle box.
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Usage

In literature:

The turtle craned his neck, and catching the bit of wood in his jaw, bit it in two in a single grip.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris
The single rein lay loosely on the cruel bit that can gripe, and if need be, crush the jaw it controls.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
I've got a pair of bits that would break their jaws if I used them well,' and she laughed and drove away.
"The Story of an African Farm" by (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
They both seemed a bit upset, and the first chap's jaw dropped.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
But Slade held him up with an iron grip on the jaw-breaking Spanish ring-bit.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
He talked to us about it a bit, but he is a good Father and does not jaw unduly.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
As I write, a million jaws snip through their stint; as you read, ten million Attas begin on new bits of leaf.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
Shall then our nobler jaws submit To foam and champ the galling bit?
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
Clap a stopper on your jaw-tackles now, all of you; and give me a chance to play him a bit.
"The Voyage of the Aurora" by Harry Collingwood
He opened his jaws, and his long yellow fangs bit into the flesh of Tolto's shoulder.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
She still held the bit in her jaws; her frolic had only just begun.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
I jammed the tree of the saddle up on the horse's withers, but the bit held in his jaws.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
I shall read for a while in my room ... unless you'd like to jaw a bit!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
It has already been stated that she had a jaw that no bit could hold.
"From Bull Run to Appomattox" by Luther W. Hopkins
Shall then our nobler jaws submit To foam and champ the galling bit?
"Golden Numbers" by Various
Jaw Bone Bill a selebrated brave ov the Ninkumpoop tribe ov injuns, on the June Bug river, Californy, waz lately bit apart bi a grizzly bear.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
His jaws worked up and down violently and he champed at the bit.
"The Blue Grass Seminary Girls' Vacation Adventures" by Carolyn Judson Burnett
This movement will shorten the right rein, and cause it to act on the right jaw of the bit.
"The Barb and the Bridle" by Vielle Moustache
Shall then our nobler jaws submit To foam and champ the galling bit?
"The Land of Song, Book II" by Various
With her strong, saw-like jaws, the female makes her burrow in soft wood and lines it with bits of leaf which she has cut from some plant.
"Book of Monsters" by David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
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In poetry:

Will they tie the winds in a tether,
Put a bit in the jaws of the sea?
While three men hold together,
The kingdoms are less by three.
"A Song in Time of Order. 1852" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

(AP) _ A 7-month-old girl was a bit of a medical mystery after being admitted to a Hutchinson hospital Saturday when an area of her jaw swelled up larger than a golf ball.
A 7-month-old girl was a bit of a medical mystery after being admitted to a Hutchinson hospital Saturday when an area of her jaw swelled up larger than a golf ball.
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