flannel-mouthed love



from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Possessing, characterized by, or in the manner of speaking of a flannelmouth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a mouth with the appearance of flannel: as, the flannel-mouthed cat, a fish (Amiurus nigricans) of the great North American lakes.


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  • He blasts his fellow soldiers as "flannel-mouthed Micks that go around singing Molly Malone all the time."

    Visiting Cagney's Neighborhood

  • "I can get them," I said just as flannel-mouthed as ever I could, like all of us talked to her now, so I got every one and never pulled a mite.

    Laddie: A True Blue Story

  • You ask for dirty work to be done, an 'when that dirty work's done, gorl-darn-it you croak like a flannel-mouthed temperance lecturer.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • The "flannel-mouthed mick," in the person of Riley, white of face rather than red, but with eyes blazing and mouth set in an ugly grin, climbed up.

    The Wreck of the Titan or, Futility

  • The creek is home to a pair of native species of fish, the bluehead and flannel-mouthed suckers, and possibly the round-tailed chub, although the presence of the latter never has been confirmed, White said.


  • Some of the federally recognized threatened and endangered species include the California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica), San Diego banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus abbottii), cactus wren (Campylorhyncus brunneicapillus), Merriam kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami), flannel-mouthed sucker (Catostomus latipinnis), western patch-nosed snake (Salvadora hexalepis), and cheese-weed moth lacewing (Chrysoperla spp.).

    California coastal sage and chaparral

  • _tontoni_ (a gorgeous type of flannel-mouthed snapdragon which kept all manner of insects at bay), we wound toward the summit, stopping ever and anon to admire the cliffs of mother-of-pearl, sheer pages of colorful history thrown up long ago by some primeval illness of mother earth.

    The Cruise of the Kawa

  • Come up and square yourself, you flannel-mouthed mick. "

    The Wreck of the Titan or, Futility


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