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overshot

protruding.

overshot fetlock
see knuckling over.
overshot jaw
See brachygnathia. Called also parrot mouth.
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This man, whom they had noticed from the first for the same reason they had themselves been remarked by others, was walking in a listless way up and down the jetty.
On reaching the jetty Athos and Aramis stopped to look at a little boat made fast to a pile and ready rigged as if waiting to start.
At this moment Athos perceived a man walking on the seashore parallel to the jetty, and hastening his steps, as if to reach the other side of the port, scarcely twenty steps from the place of embarking.
She was obliged to pass between the point of the jetty, surmounted by a beacon just lighted, and a rock which jutted out.
The fog increased the darkness, and formed round the sternlights and lanterns of the jetty a circle like that which surrounds the moon when the weather threatens to become rainy.
I pulled back, made fast again to the jetty, and then went to sleep at last.
It seems he had detained the coolies as suspicious characters, and had forbidden them the jetty.
His movements were always deliberate, but his back had receded some distance along the deserted quay before I collected myself enough to follow his example and made a half turn in the direction of the jetty.
Before I had fairly landed in her stern- sheets the slim little craft darted away from the jetty with a sudden swirl of her propeller and the hard, rapid puffing of the exhaust in her vaguely gleaming brass funnel amidships.
I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.
I knew my traveller with his broad and jetty eyebrows; his square forehead, made squarer by the horizontal sweep of his black hair.
7 billion oil jetty in Kisumu will hand it over to the Kenya Pipeline Company next Tuesday.