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jawbone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
jawbonejaw‧bone /ˈdʒɔːbəʊn $ ˈdʒɒːboʊn/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBHHBABODYone of the bones that your teeth are in, especially the lower bone
Examples from the Corpus
jawboneHe took hold of the face and jawbone and tried to restore a more normal appearance.Only the tightly clenched line of her jawbone revealed the enormous effort it was taking her just to stand upright.Across the River Esk is a whale's jawbone arch, a reminder of the town's maritime history.He passed scattered jawbones, pale twists of wood.These gave it the appearance of the half-submerged jawbone of some long-dead behemoth.When he turned his head to look at her the flesh folded underneath the jawbone into the beginnings of a double chin.The jawbone felt as cold as a joint of beef in a supermarket deep-freeze.
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