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mouthing


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mouth  \Mouth\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mouthed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mouthing}.] 
  1.  To  take  into  the  mouth;  to  seize  or  grind  with  the  mouth 
  or  teeth;  to  chew;  to  devour.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  utter  with  a  voice  affectedly  big  or  swelling;  to  speak 
  in  a  strained  or  unnaturally  sonorous  manner.  ``Mouthing 
  big  phrases.''  --Hare. 
 
  Mouthing  out  his  hollow  oes  and  aes.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  form  or  cleanse  with  the  mouth;  to  lick,  as  a  bear  her 
  cub.  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  4.  To  make  mouths  at  [R.]  --R.  Blair. 




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