Make a wry mouth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Make a wry mouth to pucker up the face, or mouth, in sign of disgust or pain
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wrigian, to drive, bend. Ult. conn. with wriggle and writhe.

Usage

In literature:

He will not take enough of the sailor's fare to do him any good, and the wry faces which he makes over a few mouthfuls are pitiful.
"Hurrah for New England!" by Louisa C. Tuthill
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