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  • adj. Having a broad mouth.
  • adj. Outspoken; rude.


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  • Nay, it is a well known fact, which I can testify from my own experience, that on a clear still summer evening, you may hear, from the Battery of New York, the obstreperous peals of broad-mouthed laughter of the Dutch negroes at

    Washington Irving

  • He swaggered to our coffee-hearth, as a man sure of his welcome, greeting Ali boisterously (after our long sojourn with the tribes all peasants sounded boisterous), laughing broad-mouthed at the weather and our old fort and the enemy.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • His powerful black horse was decorated with tassels and fanciful trappings, and a couple of broad-mouthed blunderbusses hung behind the saddle.

    The Alhambra

  • She flipped up her faceplate, and gave him a radiant, brown-eyed, broad-mouthed smile.

    Beowulf's Children

  • As he had seen on arrival, the broad-mouthed well in the centre of the plaza, before the house of the dead and damned priest-chief, was not flanked by the totems he had been taught to expect.


  • And while he gave unto every one of his pupils a narrow-mouthed vessel (for fetching water) in order that much time may be spent in filling them, he gave unto his own son Aswatthaman a broad-mouthed vessel, so that, filling it quickly, he might return soon enough.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • No braying of trumpets, clashing of cymbals, or hoarse groaning of gongs; no roaring through broad-mouthed horns, smacking of canvass, or pattering of incompetent rifles.

    A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France

  • When all the dirt and gravel, or rock, had been washed out of the sluices, a whisk broom was used to brush the gold into a corner of the box, a dustpan conveyed it to broad-mouthed gold pans close at hand, and these were carried into the kitchen.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • A missing pane of glass left a space through which the air had entered and moaned up the broad-mouthed flue that opened above the range.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • How madly the battery men are driving home the double charges of canister in those broad-mouthed Napoleons, whose fire seems almost to reach the enemy.

    Haskell's Account of the Battle of Gettysburg. Paras. 51-75


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