He got hold toward the base where the neck comes out from the shoulders; but he did not know the chewing method of fighting, nor were his jaws
adapted to it.
These tears ran slowly down his face and over the hinges of his jaw
, and there they rusted.
With a wrench I tore it loose, and standing upright in the wobbly log drove it with all the strength of my two arms straight into the gaping jaws
of the hydrophidian.
"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.
Its only weapons are its jaws
since its broad, splay feet are armed with blunt talons.
The reader will perhaps best appreciate the amount of difference in these workers, by my giving not the actual measurements, but a strictly accurate illustration: the difference was the same as if we were to see a set of workmen building a house of whom many were five feet four inches high, and many sixteen feet high; but we must suppose that the larger workmen had heads four instead of three times as big as those of the smaller men, and jaws
nearly five times as big.
"Besides, it wouldn't be right," continued the Tiger, looking steadily at Billina and clicking his jaws
At the thought I called to Woola to leap upon the creature's head and hang there, and as his mighty jaws
closed upon that fiendish face, and glistening fangs buried themselves in the bone and cartilage and lower part of one of the huge eyes, I dived beneath the great body as the creature rose, dragging Woola from the ground, that it might bring its sting beneath and pierce the body of the thing hanging to its head.
He leaped and closed his massive jaws
upon my shoulder.
Nothing could hunt it, because its whole body was covered with scales, which were harder than stone or metal; its two great eyes shone by night, and even by day, like the brightest lamps, and anyone who had the ill luck to look into those eyes became as it were bewitched, and was obliged to rush of his own accord into the monster's jaws
. In this way the Dragon was able to feed upon both men and beasts without the least trouble to itself, as it needed not to move from the spot where it was lying.
The Hunter agreed, but said: "If you desire to conquer the Stag, you must permit me to place this piece of iron between your jaws
, so that I may guide you with these reins, and allow this saddle to be placed upon your back so that I may keep steady upon you as we follow after the enemy." The Horse agreed to the conditions, and the Hunter soon saddled and bridled him.
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