American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The pendulous corners of the upper lip of certain dogs, such as the bloodhound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The large chop or overhanging lip of the upper jaw of some dogs, as of deep-mouthed hounds.
- n. The pendulous flaps of skin hanging from the side of the lips of certain dogs, especially hounds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The pendulous or overhanging lateral parts of the upper lip of dogs, especially prominent in hounds; -- called also
chaps. See Illust.of bloodhound.
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I flews frum Yoo-Kay 2 Hawhyee b4 an it stop in San Fran.”
““Your Majesty is certainly correct,” said Ilingus, a middle-aged man in plain black robes, having the sad pouched eyes and pendulous flews of an old hound.”
“His jowls hung in flaps like the flews of a hound, and he held the long gun behind him, run down back of his leg.”
“Triskele had bounded up to me with blood-smeared flews, hindquarters quivering with joy.”
“The Men and Dwarves were mostly talking of distant events and telling flews of a kind that was becoming only too familiar.”
“Jan licked at it, cutting his deep flews as he did so on the uneven edges of the tin.”
“As she ran, her delicate, golden-colored flews skimmed the ground; her sensitive nostrils questioned almost every blade of grass, her brain automatically registering every particle of information so obtained, and guiding her feet accordingly.”
“A strong and overtried man's weakness is not a thing that any one cares to enlarge upon, but without offense it may perhaps be stated that tears fell on the iron-gray hair of Jan's muzzle as he stood there with his soft flews pressed hard against Dick Vaughan's thigh.”
“Then Finn turned to his mate and affectionately licked her low-hanging ears, flews, and dewlap.”
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