Make mouths

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Make mouths 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:

I only said, "You shouldn't talk with your mouth full," to snub him for making a secret about his field.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
That makes the dog's mouth very sore, and he can't bite anything again for a long time.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
A pipe in the mouth of a youth does not make him look like a college man, or any other kind of man.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
We will make him tread out our wheat; but we will muzzle his mouth.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
The mouth contains the teeth, and has three pairs of salivary glands connected with it, which make saliva.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
But I will put a pebble in my mouth to make is less likely.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
You pick out maybe half a dozen good fellers, who kin keep their mouths shet, an' make Injuns out of 'em.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
I'll find a way to make her open her mouth.
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
I will give him other food to chew upon, then make fast his mouth while we go together and search out the secrets of this hole.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
Of course it makes me a little down in the mouth.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Three thoughts I make my pleasure of:
First I take heart and think of this:
That knight’s gold hair she chose to love,
His mouth she had such will to kiss.
"The Leper" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
“Or what will ye give me for my son,
Red rose leaves will never make wine?”
“Six times to kiss his young mouth on,
The ways are sair fra’ the Till to the Tyne.”
"The Sea-Swallows" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Now she, from Avalon's deep-dingled bowers,—
'Mid which white stars and never-waning moons
Make marriage; and dim lips of musk-mouthed flowers
Sigh faint and fragrant tunes,—
"Romance" by Madison Julius Cawein
THE blackbird spheral music makes
Like Chrysostom with golden mouth;
Slowly the flowering cherry breaks
In snowy flakes.
The wind in warm aromal breaths
Blows from the genial south.
"Leaf-Time" by David Gow
"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

In news:

Each afternoon, listen for the best country filled with Tuscaloosa tidbits, Tide and, well, he has that cookies make his mouth dry.
Aunt Judith makes your mouth water with this succulent pork loin .
An implosion releases its flavors as the cookie collapses in your mouth, making it unmistakable that something has occurred.
Straight From The Horse's Mouth: Make Love , Not War.
From easy and delicious recipes that will make her mouth water to unique and memorable ways to spend quality time together, get ways to show Mom how much you really care.
Just the thought of popping these chubby purses stuffed with meat and vegetables into your mouth makes you happy, right.
Americans might not be drawn immediately to something that makes their mouth go numb, but Szechuan peppercorns, an Asian spice that does just that, is gaining popularity among some chefs.
Make that full contact, NFL-style, smash-mouth football.
Have you ever watched a program that makes your mouth water.
Makes my mouth water just reading it.
There is something about the combination of chocolate, pecan, and caramel that makes my mouth water.
Mouthed ' tip to police from motorist enough make traffic stop.
It might sound tricky to make, but our Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe will have you baking this mouth-watering dessert in no time.
Makes the mouth feel good.
Potsdam, NY, Mar 26, 2010 — No doubt, we've all tried making rhythms and sound effects using the mouth and voice, at one time or another.
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In science:

For particle physicists who feel the corners of their mouths lifting here, let me point out that this is not too dissimilar to the talk of symmetry restoration in the early Universe, which only makes literal sense if time runs backwards.
New physics from the Cosmic Microwave Background
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