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jawbone


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jawbone  \Jaw"bone`\,  n. 
  The  bone  of  either  jaw;  a  maxilla  or  a  mandible. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jawbone 
  n  :  the  lower  jawbone  in  vertebrates;  it  is  hinged  to  open  the 
  mouth  [syn:  {lower  jaw},  {mandible},  {mandibula},  {submaxilla}, 
  {jowl}] 
  v  :  chat  in  a  friendly  manner  [syn:  {shmooze}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jaw-bone 
  of  an  ass  afforded  Samson  a  weapon  for  the  great  slaughter  of 
  the  Philistines  (Judg.  15.15),  in  which  he  slew  a  thousand  men. 
  In  verse  19  the  Authorized  Version  reads,  "God  clave  a  hollow 
  place  that  was  in  the  jaw,  and  there  came  water  thereout."  This 
  is  a  mis-translation  of  the  words  The  rendering  should  be  as  in 
  the  Revised  Version,  "God  clave  the  hollow  place  that  is  in 
  Lehi,"  etc.,  Lehi  (q.v.)  being  the  name  of  the  hill  where  this 
  conflict  was  waged,  possibly  so  called  because  it  was  in  shape 
  like  a  jaw-bone. 
 




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