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  • adj. With a protruding or jutting lower jaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having lantern jaws or long, thin jaws.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having lantern-jaws; having a long, thin face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a protruding jaw giving the face a gaunt appearance


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  • Radcliffe may be a lantern-jawed 22-year-old leading man, and Watson a 21-year-old fashion maven, but the memory of those schoolkid personas – owlish and goody-two-shoes respectively – will stick around for ever.

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  • Although he has his mother's blue Irish eyes, in every other respect he's the bald-headed, lantern-jawed, moustachioed image of his late father: the character actor Lionel Jeffries, who also directed the classic 1970 film The Railway Children.

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  • And in still photos, he looked a bit awkward, lantern-jawed, his features all at not quite the right angles to one another.

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  • She's the reason that in Australia, the phrase is: "It's not over until the tall, big-boned, lantern-jawed woman sings."

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  • Therefore, episode one will revolve around lantern-jawed millionaire Billy Mitchell, and his affair with sensual bikini model Pat Butcher.

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  • My imagination caught fire as I envisioned myself as some kind of lantern-jawed “Dudley Do Right”, heroically battling forest fires like a Montana smoke jumper, pulling off death defying back country rescues in the mountain wilderness, and performing other Forest Rangerly and manly acts of derring-do.

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  • Hair color I mostly remember, but not always … And when you throw out descriptors like “lantern-jawed” or “delicate cheekbones” or “strong nose” I can rarely think of a name to use as an example.

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  • May 14, 2010 2: 16 PM lora96 said ... my poor retinas will never be the same, scorched as they are by the horrendous and repulsive cover art. which sort of reader are they trying to attract? lantern-jawed gentlemen with massive glowing winkies??

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  • The day that I picked out my tan and white puppy from a litter of 'terrier mixes' born in a southern shelter and imported north, I noticed that two of the four puppies were smooth-haired and lantern-jawed.

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  • The lantern-jawed thrillmaker may be remembered by some as a poor man's Hitchcock, with his gimmick-driven suspensers shot in innovative "Emergo" and "Illusion-O," or for offering life-insurance policies for viewers who are literally scared to death.

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