Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Extended; long-drawn: said of a long-winded person or a great talker; also (nautical), of a rope that has been stretched out until its lay is lengthened.

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  • adjective having relatively long jaws

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Examples

  • It wasn't long, however, before the sheep-herding European settlers put a bounty on the head of these long-jawed predators because they assumed the animals were a threat to their sheep based on their wolf-like appearance.

    David Mizejewski: Bizarre Animal Persecuted to Extinction on False Assumption

  • It wasn't long, however, before the sheep-herding European settlers put a bounty on the head of these long-jawed predators because they assumed the animals were a threat to their sheep based on their wolf-like appearance.

    David Mizejewski: Bizarre Animal Persecuted to Extinction on False Assumption

  • It wasn't long, however, before the sheep-herding European settlers put a bounty on the head of these long-jawed predators because they assumed the animals were a threat to their sheep based on their wolf-like appearance.

    David Mizejewski: Bizarre Animal Persecuted to Extinction on False Assumption

  • He looked down at me, stroking his moustache with a gloved finger, the long-jawed Yankee Corinthian as ever was, and just the sight of him, looking so cool and civilised, cheered me up even further.

    THE NUMBERS

  • There are a couple of gems here: the large stripey long-jawed animal is a toy False gharial, and on the rock at the right you might be able to see a toy metriorhynchid (and if you want to know what metriorhynchids are go here).

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Its immense long-jawed skull and huge, subconical caniniform teeth were well suited for predation on other marine reptiles, and numerous Oxford Clay reptiles exhibit bite marks that match Liopleurodon teeth (Anderson 2005).

    Life in the Oxford Clay sea

  • But where Edgar was pug-nosed and compact, with brows like batwings, Clyde was long-jawed and tallish, sort of semidebonaire, a fairly gentle fellow who liked conversation—again, unlike his boss, who thought you gave yourself away, word by word, every time you opened your trap to speak.

    Underworld

  • But where Edgar was pug-nosed and compact, with brows like batwings, Clyde was long-jawed and tallish, sort of semidebonaire, a fairly gentle fellow who liked conversation—again, unlike his boss, who thought you gave yourself away, word by word, every time you opened your trap to speak.

    Underworld

  • There are a couple of gems here: the large stripey long-jawed animal is a toy False gharial, and on the rock at the right you might be able to see a toy metriorhynchid (and if you want to know what metriorhynchids are go here).

    Toys toys toys

  • Its immense long-jawed skull and huge, subconical caniniform teeth were well suited for predation on other marine reptiles, and numerous Oxford Clay reptiles exhibit bite marks that match Liopleurodon teeth (Anderson 2005).

    Archive 2006-07-01

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