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Mouth, subst. 1) the aperture in the heads of men and animals, by which they receive food and utter their voices: Ven. 396. Ven. 396 Ven. 396 Tp. II, 2, 85. Tp. II, 2, 85 Tp. II, 2, 85 Tp. II, 2, 85 III, 1, 63. V, 131. Gent. II, 3, 51. Wiv. I, 1, 237. Ado II, 1, 13. V, 2, 12. Mids. V, 144. Merch. I, 2, 56. As III, 2, 210. As III, 2, 210 All's II, 3, 66. Tw. II, 3, 127. H8 II, 3, 87 etc. etc. Plur. “--s:” Ven. 248. H4B IV, 5, 77. Cor. I, 1, 210 etc. “run winking into the m. of a Russian bear,” H5 III, 7, 154. “meet the bear i' the m.” Lr. III, 4, 11. “to foam at m.” Troil. V, 5, 36. Caes. I, 2, 255. Oth. IV, 1, 55. “foamed at the m.” Cymb. V, 5, 276. “if I had my m., I would bite,” Ado I, 3, 36 (== if I were not muzzled; cf. Eye). “she hath a sweet m.” Gent. III, 1, 330 (== a sweet or dainty tooth). to make --s == to make faces, to make grimaces: “she made --s in a glass,” Lr. III, 2, 36. “those that would make --s at him while my father lived,” Hml. II, 2, 381 (Ff mows). “makes --s at the invisible event,” IV, 4, 50. “make --s upon me when I turn my back,” Mids. III, 2, 238. “must our --s be cold?” Tp. I, 1, 56 (== must we die?). Metaphorically: “that boy from the rude sea's enraged and foamy m. did I redeem,” Tw. V, 81. “drop into the rotten m. of death,” R3 IV, 4, 2.
Almost == voice, speech; of dogs: “then do they spend their --s,” Ven. 695 (by barking). “coward dogs most spend their --s,” H5 II, 4, 70. “matched in m. like bells,” Mids. IV, 1, 128. “between two dogs, which hath the deeper m.” H6A II, 4, 12. Of a bell: “the midnight bell with his iron tongue and brazen m.” John III, 3, 38. Of men: “you shall live in the --s of men,” Sonn. 81, 14; “your worship was the last man in our --s,” Merch. I, 3, 61; “young Arthur's death is common in their --s,” John IV, 2, 187; “that fatal prophecy which was in the m. of every sucking babe,” H6A III, 1, 197; your name “is great in --s of wisest censure,” Oth. II, 3, 193 (Q1 men). “hast thou no m. by land?” Tp. V, 220. “to know that of your m.” Wiv. I, 1, 235. “heaven in my m.” Meas. II, 4, 4. “O perilous --s,” Meas. II, 4, 4 “to speak as from his m.” V, 155. “put your trial in the villain's m.” V, 155 “in foul m. to call him villain,” V, 155 “I only made a m. of his eye,” LLL II, 252. “with his m. full of news,” As I, 2, 98. “till thou canst quit thee by thy brother's m.” III, 1, 11. “men's --s are full of it,” John IV, 2, 161. “no word like pardon for kings' --s so fit,” R2 V, 3, 118. “history shall with full m. speak of our acts,” H5 I, 2, 230. “to take occasion from their --s to raise a mutiny betwixt yourselves,” H6A IV, 1, 130 (from what they say). “I'll from a m. of honour quite cry down this Ipswich fellow's insolence,” H8 I, 1, 137. “he had a black m. that said other of him,” I, 3, 58. “this makes bold --s,” I, 2, 60. “his heart's his m.” Cor. III, 1, 257. “it is spoke freely out of many --s,” IV, 6, 64. “wounds . . . which, like dumb --s, do ope their ruby lips,” Caes. III, 1, 260. III, 2, 229. “if thou 'ldst rather hear it from our --s, or from our masters,” Mcb. IV, 1, 62. “I am now my father's m.” H6C V, 5, 18 (== I speak in my father's name, I am his representative); “you being their --s,” Cor. III, 1, 36; “the noble tribunes are the people's --s,” Cor. III, 1, 36 “he will spend his m. and promise,” Troil. V, 1, 98. to stop the m. of == to put to silence: Gent. II, 3, 51. Ado II, 1, 322. V, 4, 98. R2 V, 1, 95 etc. etc. “what remains will hardly stop the m. of present dues,” Tim. II, 2, 156. Similarly: “to fill the m. of deep defiance up,” H4A III, 2, 116 (cf. H8 II, 3, 87). “seal up the m. of outrage for a while,” Rom. V, 3, 216. By word of m. == orally, personally, not by letter: Tw. II, 3, 141. III, 4, 209. Caes. III, 1, 280.
2) any aperture; as the opening of a piece of ordnance, by which the charge issues: As II, 7, 153. John II, 382. John II, 382 H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. Any entrance: these lovely caves (viz dimples), “these round enchanting pits, opened their --s to swallow Venus' liking,” Ven. 248. “this is the m. of the cell,” Tp. IV, 216. “the m. of passage shall we fling wide ope,” John II, 449. “our grave shall have a tongueless m., not worshipped with a waxen epitaph,” H5 I, 2, 232. “Henry's wounds open their congealed --s and bleed afresh,” R3 I, 2, 56. “what subtle hole is this, whose m. is covered with briers,” Tit. II, 3, 199. “this fell devouring receptacle, as hateful as Cocytus' misty m.” Tit. II, 3, 199 “the vault, to whose foul m. no healthsome air breathes in,” Rom. IV, 3, 34. at the oven's m. Per. III Prol. 7 etc.
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