lantern jaw


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lantern jaw

n.
1. A lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw.
2. A long, thin jaw that gives the face a gaunt appearance.

lan′tern-jawed′ (-jôd′) adj.
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But Lee with his despicably upright ways, his bottom lip's refusal to quiver, his no doubt lantern jaw, has robbed us of even that enjoyment.
That has been a rarity on the lantern jaw of late in the aftermath of breakdowns and setbacks just when, as a freshly off-loaded McLaren driver, he needed to lift his spirits and stir the interest of other top teams.
Yet even after being out-played by his former club, Hoddle's response was to jut out his lantern jaw further and ignore the truth.
The lantern jaw and angular face, ravaged and lined by nearly two decades of a diet, demanding enough to frighten the most starvation-conscious supermodel, mirror his sacrifice for success.
Not so Jim Silby, a 24-year-old ex-Navy man with thoroughly good breeding and the lantern jaw of Prince Andrew.
LIKE the winner of a Miss World contest, Will Young clasped his face and his lantern jaw dropped in the sheer elation of his extraordinary moment of triumph.
His great lantern jaw (Ben is Hollywood's answer to Desperate Dan) has never looked more set or square.
The crowd erupted in spontaneous applause at the unexpected sight of the great man's glaring piggish eyes, lantern jaws, and tight-curled powdered wig rendered in the most fragile tissue paper, borne triumphantly aloft by the wind.
The archive described one members as having ``little eyes, one bigger than the other, a long nose, thin lantern jaws, bare upper lip, mouth from ear to ear and a rotten set of teeth.
They sport the same lantern jaws and long, straight noses.