Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of underhang.

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Examples

  • Since I was concentrating back over my left: shoulder I could not see that I was approaching an underhanging bank of clouds to my right front.

    Thud Ridge

  • The vivid sunset reflections, now thrown back from the black arch, yet gave a reddish smokiness to the livid and sickly green which showed, from time to time, beneath the underhanging masses of inky black.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

  • For Peter Ascott had the underhanging, obstinate, sensual lip, the large throat -- bull-necked, as it has been called -- indications of that essentially animal nature which may be born with the nobleman as with the clown; which no education can refine, and no talent, though it may co-eqist with it, can ever entirely remove.

    Mistress and Maid. A Household Story.

  • One had a very large, underhanging lip, with a kind of tragi-comic countenance, and was constantly making lugubrious puns.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • A small, thin, pale-faced man, with fair hair, and beard, commonplace features, and the hereditary underhanging Burgundian jaw prominently developed, he was not without a certain nobility of presence.

    History of the United Netherlands, 1595-96

  • A second cross considerably lessens the underhanging of the lower jaw, and a third entirely removes it, retaining the spirit and determination of the animal.

    The Dog

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