from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a mouth like a shark's; selachostomous.


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  • New York's Museum of Modern Art snapped up "Painting" (1946) - depicting, some might say, a shark-mouthed Big Brother giving a speech in a slaughterhouse-and, suddenly, Bacon was the great British hope on the international scene.

    Of Hopelessness And Hope

  • The big, shark-mouthed, pig-eared, heavy-boned farmers sometimes take to their creed with wildest fanaticism, and in past years have made life excessively unpleasant for the Gentile when he was few in the land.

    American Notes


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