Make a mouth

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Make a mouth to distort the face in mockery, to pout
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. múth; Ger. mund, Dut. mond.

Usage

In literature:

He carried her across the pond, and her a-clingin' to his neck in a way to make your mouth water.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
I remembered the man who placed a white stick in his mouth by which he could make himself and the stick invisible.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
What a pretty mouthful you will be when he makes up his mind that you've done enough.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
Mr. Petterick's a self-made man, and I know that every additional mouth makes a difference.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
De peoples didn' have nothin more den a mouth organ to make music wid in dem times.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She is a petite little body and has a mouth that makes one want to kiss her.
"Uncle Terry" by Charles Clark Munn
The sea was chill and gray, and as we entered the mouth of Lynn Canal a raw swift wind swept by, making us shiver with cold.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
A few mouthfuls more or less every day would make all the difference between life and death.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
He has a cigar in his mouth, which makes him half sick and annoys his company.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
Hadley opened his mouth to make some other observation, then closed it again, tightly, as a horrible thing happened.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
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In poetry:

She held her mouth up redly wan,
And burning cold,--I bent and kissed
Such rosy snow as some wild dawn
Makes of a mist.
"The Vampire" by Madison Julius Cawein
My moustache, a fat chrysalis,
tastes on my mouth of transience.
My heart aches, words cool out to this.
To whom, though, might their sound make sense?
"Without Hope: [Reménytelenül]" by Attila Jozsef
And him whose lips the sweet fruit hath made red
In the end men loathe and make his name a rod;
And him whose mouth on the unsweet fruit hath fed
In the end men follow and know for very God.
"Genesis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"This is the way," laughed the great god Pan
(Laughed while he sat by the river),
"The only way, since gods began
To make sweet music, they could succeed."
Then, dropping his mouth to a hole in the reed,
He blew in power by the river.
"A Musical Instrument" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Do thou eat, don Rodrigo, and prepare to slumber sweet.
For myself I will let perish, and nothing will I eat. "
And in no way were they able to prevail till the third day,
Nor make him eat a mouthful while they portioned the great prey.
"The Lay of the Cid - Cantar 1" by Anonymous European
And yet who knows what end the scythèd wheat
Makes of its foolish poppies’ mouths of red?
These were not sown, these are not harvested,
They grow a month and are cast under feet
And none has care thereof,
As none has care of a divided love.
"Before Parting" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The last few months my Facebook news feed has been littered with photoshopped representations of nauseating sayings, the likes that would make Stuart Smalley throw up a little bit in his mouth.
The meal itself may be the main event, but your tender victuals aren't much of an attraction without a means to make their way from plate to mouth.
Out of the other side of his mouth, Goodell allows these traveling circus clowns disguised as NFL replacement officials, to continue to make a mockery of the game.
As a restaurant owner, word of mouth can make or break your business.
Sucker Punch , a dazzling visual design that goes tone-deaf every time it opens its dumb mouth or makes claims to profundity.
We know that just the thought of a Thanksgiving feast is enough to make your mouth water.
My Thai Table and Lounge owner Sonia Narasaki believes she possesses the two ingredients to make her new Granite Bay restaurant a success: great food and word-of-mouth.
Seafood Sale At My FAVORITE Grocery Store Festival Foods Make a splash with mouth-watering seafood from Festival Foods this Lenten season.
Crushed Oreo cookies in the batter and the frosting make this cupcake a crispy, crunchy mouthful.
NEW PLATEAUS Adventures in Subbing pt 1: From the Mouths of Babes Because I'm yet to make millions from my blog, I decided to start working as a substitute teaching assistant (TA).
Easy to make, and great on everything from a bagel to a sandwich, this sweet and savory jam will leave your mouth watering.
Outside my window, two adult robins with worms in their mouths kept perching at various lookout spots and making a racket.
Wide Mouth Quart Canning Jars (I make 5 at a time).
A new dad totally entertains his beautiful newborn baby girl by making motorboat sounds with his mouth.
A blend of beef and onion will make your mouth water for this savory stew.
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