jowl


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Synonyms for jowl

cheek by jowl with something or someone

Synonyms

  • near to
  • adjacent to
  • hard by
  • within striking distance of
  • nearby to
  • just round the corner from
  • within spitting distance of
  • close by to
  • within sniffing distance of
  • proximate to
  • nigh to
  • a hop, skip and a jump away from

Synonyms for jowl

a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)

References in classic literature ?
The Lame Tiger had dipped his chin and jowl in the water, and dark, oily streaks were floating from it down-stream.
Karay was a shaggy old dog with a hanging jowl, famous for having tackled a big wolf unaided.
The redskins disappear as they have come like shadows, and soon their place is taken by the beasts, a great and motley procession: lions, tigers, bears, and the innumerable smaller savage things that flee from them, for every kind of beast, and, more particularly, all the man-eaters, live cheek by jowl on the favoured island.
To its sensitive nostrils came the subtle unseen spoor of many a tender four-footed creature, bringing the slaver of hunger to the cruel, drooping jowl.
Pieces of both ears were lacking, one eye was temporarily out of repair, and one jowl ludicrously swollen.
What did they do, all the chaps I knew, the chaps in the clubs with whom I'd been cheek by jowl for heaven knows how long?
The half-open hand closed in a firm grip that gathered in the slack of the skin of one side of Jerry's head and jowl.
Butler, Hermann von Schmidt cheek by jowl with Charley Hapgood, and one by one and in pairs he judged them and dismissed them - judged them by the standards of intellect and morality he had learned from the books.
For Dag Daughtry had a way with him, as Michael was quickly to learn, when the man's hand reached out and clutched him, half by the jowl, half by the slack of the neck under the ear.
Then their noses touched, and he felt the warm little tongue of the puppy on his jowl.
Running in cake-ice all the way, and several times escaping jams in the Yukon Flats, the barges made their hundreds of miles of progress farther into the north and froze up cheek by jowl with the grub-fleet.
Here they lay, cheek by jowl with life: no deeper down than the feet of the throng that passed there every day, and piled high as their throats.
If we are merely loquacious and loud talkers, then we can afford to stand very near together, cheek by jowl, and feel each other's breath; but if we speak reservedly and thoughtfully, we want to be farther apart, that all animal heat and moisture may have a chance to evaporate.
Razumov, remembering the thick-set man with his heavy jowl resting on the collar of his uniform, the champion of autocracy, who had let no sign of surprise, incredulity, or joy escape him, but whose goggle eyes could express a mortal hatred of all rebellion--Razumov moved uneasily on the bed.
I'm a jolly old tender-hearted lamb, I am,' cried Mr Jowl, 'to be sitting here at my time of life giving advice when I know it won't be taken, and that I shall get nothing but abuse for my pains.