Down at the mouth


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Down at the mouth chapfallen; of dejected countenance; depressed; discouraged.
    • Down at the mouth chopfallen; dejected.
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In literature:

Two sacks ready filled with powder, tightly pressed down, and tied at the mouth, were now brought forward.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
After eating it one wanted to lie down at the spring-side and let the water of it flow down the mouth.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
At last he rubbed his mouth with his hand and reached down, lifting up the sample case.
"The Crystal Crypt" by Philip Kindred Dick
She looked down at the tiny crumpled face, blood running out of the baby mouth.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Polly had been bravely trying to smile, but at the sudden question the corners of her mouth flew down.
"Polly of Lady Gay Cottage" by Emma C. Dowd
The Chief came down foaming at the mouth.
"Pirates of the Gorm" by Nat Schachner
She thrust one finger in the corner of her mouth and looked down at the floor.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
In anger at herself she rubbed her mouth hard and put the napkin down.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Barney dropped the letter on the desk, stared down at it, his mouth open.
"Gone Fishing" by James H. Schmitz
Frank was now at home, and was terribly down in the mouth.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Woodsy and wild and lonesome,
East and west and north and south;
Only the village of fishers
Down at the river's mouth;
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
At midnight, down to the waiting skiff
She stole in the shadow of the cliff;
And out of the Bay's mouth ran
The schooner with maid and man.
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
They cut the string--the head dropp'd down;
More help was needful than their own.
With friction, bleeding, and so forth,
At length James open'd eyes and mouth.
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton
The great sun came from the sea before us;
A soft wind blew from the scented south;
But our eyes knew not of the steps that bore us
Down to the ships at the Timber's mouth;
"The Three Pilgrims" by Archibald Lampman
Dumb with surprise! they sat rubbing their eyes,
To make sure they were not mistaken
—The little man's mouth watered, all down his back,
At the smell of the eggs an' bacon.
"The Travellers aka Twas a Dark and Stormy Night! (with knobs on)" by T W Connor
A serpent, a spider, its mouth at the top
Where the flies are all buzzing about;
Down into its maw where the populace drop,
Who never know where they are going to stop,
Or whether they'll ever get out.
"The Subway" by Hattie Howard

In news:

I WAS in one of those down-at-the-mouth moods one morning last week as my cab tore down Fifth Avenue, when a horse-chestnut tree hailed me from Central Park.
When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government—the anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on this count...
For the finale, both inner tubes drop down a steep hill at 30 mph and back up a zero gravity wall toward the cobra 's open mouth, water gushing from its fangs.
In December 1862, Gen Sherman's forces, after incorporating the 16th Ohio, moved down the Mississippi River on transports, arriving at the mouth of the Yazoo River on Christmas.
A Portuguese coastguard walks down a pier as large waves crash at the Douro's river mouth in Porto, Portugal, Sunday Oct 10, 2010.
Traditionally, the Hoh moved their settlements up and down the river as it meandered, but that movement stopped in 1893, when President Garfield confined the tribe to a less than one-square-mile plot of land at the mouth of the river.
Enlarge The Post-Standard The drummer and lead singer for Cowboy Mouth jumps from a large speaker during the band's performance at K-Rockathon 2 at Vernon Downs.
Every time Marlins' president David Samson opens his mouth, putting down our community and our leaders, I want to run to my laptop and strike out at the man.
I dreamt that WGR got shut down and I punched both Jeremy White and Mike Schopp square in the mouth at an area McDonalds.

In science:

Therefore, the insertion of this shaded branch and chopping down the tree at the bottom takes arbitrary maps to maps such that v is a trivalent mouth vertex and the corresponding marked vertex is interior.
Random Matrices and Random Permutations