from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a wide mouth.


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  • You have to admire the joy of one of the four men soaring through the familiar "little swans" variation from "Swan Lake," his smile beaming to the balconies, wide-mouthed in exhilaration and -- in contrast to his colleagues, who were shooting him well-timed disapproving looks -- luxuriating like a little boy in the sheer thrill of flying through space.

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  • Fragments of flesh, bone, and shirt flapped and hung wide-mouthed.

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  • Just roll them up and drop them into a dry, wide-mouthed bottle.

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  • He set down the large, wide-mouthed glass cradled between his hands.

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  • Doran's pen decorated the page with ragged arrows, wide-mouthed circles, thick black underlines, until at last, quite winded, he looked up to discover daylight gone and the piazza filled with walking shadows.

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  • I had a gig-bag hanging on the chairback, unzipped, wide-mouthed staring at the too-drunk-to-fuck geezer burping up acid from a liver gone sour-milk and he had the guts to smile at me.

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  • But he had the foresight to drop the bunch of matches into his wide-mouthed outside pocket before he slipped on his mittens in despair, and started to run up the trail.

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  • I took possession of the abandoned cave, but it was wide-mouthed, and after


  • A little later he disclosed the mystery of the wide-mouthed cave.


  • He cut diagonally across the open space and dashed into a wide-mouthed cave.



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