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muzzle

(mŭz′əl)
n.
1. The forward, projecting part of the head of certain animals, such as dogs, including the mouth, nose, and jaws; the snout.
2. A device that is fitted over an animal's snout, often used to prevent biting or eating.
tr.v. muz·zled, muz·zling, muz·zles
To put a muzzle on (an animal).

muz′zler n.
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But remembering the muzzle, she shook it and again began restlessly stamping one after the other her shapely legs.
His muzzle went up, his tail stiffened, and his nostrils dilated as he scented the air.
and touched his neck with her muzzle in a reassuring way, then regarded the camp again.
She sank her fangs into her mate's shoulder in reproof; and he, frightened, unaware of what constituted this new onslaught, struck back ferociously and in still greater fright, ripping down the side of the she-wolf's muzzle. For him to resent such reproof was equally unexpected to her, and she sprang upon him in snarling indignation.
'Send him up.' The obsequious Muzzle retired, and presently returned, introducing the elderly gentleman in the top-boots, who was chiefly remarkable for a bottle-nose, a hoarse voice, a snuff- coloured surtout, and a wandering eye.
The muzzles of many guns were rising from the hips.
The years were not many when the Yeehats noted a change in the breed of timber wolves; for some were seen with splashes of brown on head and muzzle, and with a rift of white centring down the chest.
And as she looked, she saw the round-bellied leader, still wedged by the neck between the pickets, draw a revolver with his free hand, and, squinting horribly sidewise, press the muzzle against Chester's side.
While existing silencers in the world slow muzzle velocity, only the WATTOZZ T61 suppresses sound and maximizes muzzle velocity, he asserted.
In the past 11 years, the national nonprofit Grey Muzzle Organization has provided almost $2 million in grants to support its vision of "a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid."
A muzzle can be used any time you are concerned about your dog trying to bite a person or animal.
Dunkle and all readers, shooters, and, in particular, hunters, that there is a very significant use for muzzle brakes that is not a fad.