Now as I watched, filled with fear and wonder, the she-wolf, her tongue lolling from her jaws
, made so mighty a bound that she almost reached the hanging foot, and yet not quite.
He made another half swing, half hook, for Ponta's jaw
, and Ponta, already recovering his wits and strength, ducked cleanly.
Thus in Eciton, there are working and soldier neuters, with jaws
and instincts extraordinarily different: in Cryptocerus, the workers of one caste alone carry a wonderful sort of shield on their heads, the use of which is quite unknown: in the Mexican Myrmecocystus, the workers of one caste never leave the nest; they are fed by the workers of another caste, and they have an enormously developed abdomen which secretes a sort of honey, supplying the place of that excreted by the aphides, or the domestic cattle as they may be called, which our European ants guard or imprison.
We're just mixin' into a clinch that ain't arrived yet, when he shoots a short hook to my head--his left, an' a real hay-maker if it reaches my jaw
The fierce jaws
were wide distended to bury the yellow fangs deeply in the brown hide.
Four membranous wings covered with little colored scales of metallic appearance; mouth forming a rolled proboscis, produced by an elongation of the jaws
, upon the sides of which are found the rudiments of mandibles and downy palpi; the inferior wings retained to the superior by a stiff hair; antennae in the form of an elongated club, prismatic; abdomen pointed, The Death's -- headed Sphinx has occasioned much terror among the vulgar, at times, by the melancholy kind of cry which it utters, and the insignia of death which it wears upon its corslet.
Each branch ends in a set of strong jaws
, which have been known to drag down and devour large and formidable beasts of prey.
The nuts they cracked between their powerful jaws
, or, if too hard, broke by pounding between stones.
A stick was thrust between her jaws
and she was fastened with a leash, as if bridled, her legs were bound together, and Daniel rolled her over once or twice from side to side.
Its long, lithe body is supported by ten powerful legs, its enormous jaws
are equipped with several rows of long needle-like fangs, and its mouth reaches to a point far back of its tiny ears.
And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that prehistoric deep--a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws
, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.
He leaped and closed his massive jaws
upon my shoulder.
To the larger fangs and the more powerful jaws
of his adversary were added huge talons and the preponderance of the lion's great weight.
Behind him again scrambled another creature, and of all the horrid horde it was this they most feared--Sheeta, the panther, with gleaming jaws
agape and fiery eyes blazing at them in the mightiness of his hate and of his blood lust.
Early in this trick once when the steward had left the room and Michael's eager nose was within an inch of the prohibited morsel, Kwaque, playfully inclined, reached for the morsel himself and received a lacerated hand from the quick flash and clip of Michael's jaws