mouthful

Definitions

  • "Ping Wang seized his own pigtail with his mouth."
    "Ping Wang seized his own pigtail with his mouth."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mouthful a small amount eaten or drunk "take a taste--you'll like it"
    • n mouthful the quantity that can be held in the mouth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

69 Bird's mouth 69 Bird's mouth
Stephen holding a rose in his mouth Stephen holding a rose in his mouth
Grabbed a Mouthful of Dad's Ample Pants 386 Grabbed a Mouthful of Dad's Ample Pants 386
Showing the mouth of one of the tunnels Showing the mouth of one of the tunnels
5. Mouth parts of the Larva of a Beetle 5. Mouth parts of the Larva of a Beetle
7. Mouth parts of a Humble Bee 7. Mouth parts of a Humble Bee
213. Mouth-parts of Moths 213. Mouth-parts of Moths
he put his fingers in his mouth he put his fingers in his mouth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia
    • Mouthful A statement that has a profound truth in it; as, you said a mouthful!
    • Mouthful As much as is usually put into the mouth at one time.
    • Mouthful Hence, a small quantity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A salmon with two mouths, two sets of teeth and two tongues was caught by Bob Bateman of Canada
    • n mouthful As much as the mouth will contain or as is put into the mouth at one time.
    • n mouthful A small quantity.
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Quotations

  • Pat Riley
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    “You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.”
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    “One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth is what one becomes.”
  • Jack Handy
    Jack Handy
    “The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.”
  • Thomas Brackett Reed
    Thomas Brackett Reed
    “They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.”
  • Edwin H. Stuart
    Edwin H. Stuart
    “Remember, every time you open your mouth to talk, your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.”

Idioms

All mouth and trousers - (UK) Someone who's all mouth and trousers talks or boasts a lot but doesn't deliver. 'All mouth and no trousers' is also used, though this is a corruption of the original.
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Bad mouth - (UK) When you are bad mouthing,you are saying negative things about someone or something.('Bad-mouth' and 'badmouth' are also used.)
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Bad taste in your mouth - If something leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth, you feel there is something wrong or bad about it.
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Born with a silver spoon in your mouth - If you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you are born into a rich family.
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Butter wouldn't melt in their mouth - If someone looks as if butter wouldn't melt in their mouth, they look very innocent.
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By word of mouth - If something becomes known by word of mouth, it gets known by being talked about rather than through publicity or advertising, etc.
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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth - This means that if you are given something, a present or a chance, you should not waste it by being too critical or examining it too closely.
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Down in the mouth - If someone is down in the mouth, they look unhappy or depressed.
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Foam at the mouth - If you foam at the mouth, you are very, very angry.
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Foot in mouth - This is used to describe someone who has just said something embarrassing, inappropriate, wrong or stupid.
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From the horse's mouth - If you hear something from the horse's mouth, you hear it directly from the person concerned or responsible.
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Hand to mouth - Someone who's living from hand to mouth, is very poor and needs the little money they have coming in to cover their expenses.
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Heart in your mouth - If your heart is in your mouth, then you feel nervous or scared.
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Mealy-mouthed - A mealy-mouthed person doesn't say what they mean clearly.
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Out of the mouths of babes - People say this when children unexpectedly say something very intelligent or wise.
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Usage

In literature:

His mouth, full and fleshy in the lips, had a lovely curve.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
I bethought me first of withdrawing the handkerchief from his mouth.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
The mouth should be kept clean by an antiseptic mouth wash.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Everything was prepared by the time we got near the mouth of the harbour.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Then, one day, a Spanish brigantine was seen hovering off the mouth of the river.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
Dr. Lea Morees had long dark hair, large eyes, and a delicately shaped mouth now taut with anger.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Simultaneously the two boys felt the promised but undesirable dinner drop into their mouths.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Not a great beauty as had been her mother, she was yet a handsome woman, clear brunette with bright, dark eyes and a most likable mouth.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The mouth was enormous in comparison with the total length of the fish, and could be opened at an extraordinarily wide angle.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Post-oral: behind the mouth; those segments bearing mouth structures.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
June looked at the slouchy little man with the weak mouth and the skim-milk, lost-dog eyes.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
She came from the mouth of a great cave, a darker space in the grey face of the cliff.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Both were possessed of delightfully sweet brown eyes, and mouths and chins firm but shapely.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The mouth of the creature sagged grotesquely, revealing two rows of yellow fangs.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
If a draught, give a mouthful, close the mouth, hold up the head, and stop the nostrils.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The corners of his mouth were depressed, giving a slight expression of bitterness.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
The fort stood on the banks of the Columbia River, near its mouth.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Behold now, I have opened my mouth, My tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Finding that no food was forthcoming, she shut her mouth, and renewed her attempts to get into the verandah, and ate more thatch.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
They located another permit at or near the mouth of Kettle river.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
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In poetry:

Or well, perhaps, to be the breeze
That sighs its soul out to the trees;
A voice, a breath of rain or drouth,
That has its wild will with your mouth.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Kind is thy language, sovereign Lord,
There's heav'nly grace in every word;
From that dear mouth a stream divine
Flows sweeter than the choicest wine.
"Hymn 77" by Isaac Watts
Wide opened, that tremendous mouth
Obscured three-quarters of the south
Side of Schmidt’s barn, and promised me
Thrills, shocks, delights and ecstasy.
"Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels" by Ellis Parker Butler
Sweet are these kisses of the South,
As dropped from woman's rosiest mouth,
And tenderer are those azure skies
Than this world's tenderest pair of eyes!
"Storm and Calm" by Henry Timrod
Observe but in these neighbouring lands
The different use of mouth and hands:
As men reposed their various hopes,
In battles these, and those in tropes.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto II." by Matthew Prior
When you come, it brims
Red and trembling with blood,
Heart's blood for your drinking;
To fill your mouth with love
And the bitter-sweet taste of a soul.
"Absence" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Miami might be the worst place for a baseball manager to mouth off about the virtues of a onetime pitcher named Fidel Castro.
Finally, she released his mouth as she cleaned the brush /comb once more and put it away.
The man was bitten on the hand on June 2nd as he pulled the mouse from the mouth of a stray cat.
One flight attendent, Marsh claims in the suit, put a finger to her mouth when he tried to talk to her about the roaches.
The mouth-watering aroma of whole bird taste is prevalent in this Raw Roast.
How to create word of mouth buzz.
Passing On History by Word of Mouth .
Woman's Mouth Becomes Pregnant With Baby Squid After Eating Calamari .
Digital word-of-mouth marketing firm Blue Calypso has filed a patent infringement complaint against Web coupon superstar Living Social.
We watch him stick his comb in his mouth until it is wet with spit, after which he runs it through his hair.
"The Eastsider LA" were the first words out of pretty much everyone's mouth when we mentioned this category.
Habanero- eclipsing 'ghost pepper' is scorching Rio Grande Valley mouths.
For example, he can take the skin on his neck and pull it over his MOUTH.
President Barack Obama holds an ice pack over his mouth after getting a split… (Monsivais/AP ).
These gatherings garnered enough exuberant word-of-mouth that before long, everyone Alice knew craved an invitation.
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In science:

The two boxes are initially localized near the two wormhole mouths, box 1 near A and box 2 near B.
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
That is equivalent to saying that the wormhole mouths are electrically neutral.
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
It may seem odd to place the initial mouth-charges in a coherent superposition of states.
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
I don’t see any reason not to do so for the wormhole mouths.
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
ADM energy in D > 3) of each mouth was sharp.
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
The analog of the Wilson loop has to do with the ambiguity in how the wormhole mouths are identified.
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
An interesting question arises if we consider the analogue of the electrostatic energy or the mouth charges (f 2) that played the role of a kinetic term for the Wilson phase.
Rebuttal to a Paper on Wormholes
Figure 17: Bivariate clustering of head length versus mouth width showing differential growth trends among selected species of Gymnotus (measurements in mm).
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
Garfinkle and Strominger9 have found a bounce solution that connects the Melvin universe with a state that is asymptotically Melvin, but contains mouths of a maximally magnetically charged wormhole, which are then pulled apart by the global magnetic field — a pair creation of magnetic wormhole charges.
Euclidean Maxwell-Einstein Theory
Now you have two spheres that are identified and link the flux — they are the wormhole mouths created at the turning surface.
Euclidean Maxwell-Einstein Theory
The exterior space-time is supposed to be Minkowskian and the sizes of the wormhole mouths are negligibly small (point-like mouths’ approximation) and at rest in some reference frame.
Comments on ''The Principle of Self-Consistency as a consequence of the Principle of Minimal Action''
For definiteness, we shell assume that the mouths of the wormhole in the exterior space-time have coordinates (t, ~rA ) and (t + τ , ~rB ), where τ = τ (t) > 0 and τ (t) ≥ ~rB − ~rA for t1 ≤ t ≤ t2 .
Comments on ''The Principle of Self-Consistency as a consequence of the Principle of Minimal Action''
The particle starts at time ti in the position ~ri , enters to the mouth (B) of the wormhole at time t+τ (t) (position ~rB ), where t > t1 , exits from the other mouth (A) at the earlier time t (position ~rA ) and finally ends its tra jectory at time tf in the position ~rf .
Comments on ''The Principle of Self-Consistency as a consequence of the Principle of Minimal Action''
It would be easier to detect the jumping of charged particles, however it is not clear that they can jump as charge conservation requires that the charge remains at the mouth of the wormhole the particle jumps through.
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states
However, a large-scale study of viral marketing on Amazon showed word of mouth recommendations to be largely ineffective in leading to new purchases of products.
Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg
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