Phrases with "mouth"

Arthur Conan Doyle At this point the road dips down into a hollow, heavily shaded by trees, so that at night it arches across like the mouth of a tunnel. The Bully of Brocas Court by Arthur Conan Doyle

Just where the enemy had pushed his right flank to the river was the mouth of a wide bayou, and here two gunboats had taken station. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

There were no tears now, and her eyes were hard and glittering, while her mouth was firmly closed. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

E. Nesbi Her mouth looked like just a line of pale red — her lips were thin and not their proper shape at all. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

Wilkie Collins Her lips had the true feminine delicacy of form, her cheeks the lovely roundness and smoothness of youth — but the mouth was too large and firm, the chin too square and massive for her sex and age. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

John Galsworthy How long and dark his eyelashes still were, but his mouth was open! “Val,” she said, very softly; “Val! Don’t snore, dear!” . Swan Song by John Galsworthy

She opened her mouth to refute what was an entirely untrue statement. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He had such a good-looking mouthwould she ever ——? “Fourteen angels were watching o’er them,” sang Sally sleepily from the next room. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I may cry out in the words of the Psalmist, ‘They opened their mouth wide against me, and said Aha, our eye hath seen it. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

George Meredith He might, perhaps, command her to keep her mouth shut from gentlemen’s Christian names, all except his own. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. G. Wells I could see the many palps of its complicated mouth flickering and feeling as it moved. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

You have seen here and there, in the prismatic rays of desire, a beautiful eye behind a blind, an ivory forehead pressed against a window, a mouth smiling behind a fan. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

D. H. Lawrence He opened his mouth wide when he spoke, and the effect of the warm, dark opening behind the brown whiskers was disturbing. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

James Hogg This anecdote, our guide said, he had heard when a boy, from the mouth of Robert Laidlaw, one of the five men who buried the body. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

D. H. Lawrence Which being so, I shut my mouth and walk away. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Wilkie Collins Her mouth became more crooked still. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

D. H. Lawrence He opens his mouth wide and goes on with a long yelling harangue of taking a drive with his mother—another man in old-woman’s gaudy finery and wig who sits already bobbing on the box. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Thomas Hardy She had only sounds to go by now, and, judging as well as she could from these, he was piling up the bricks which closed the oven’s mouth as they had been before he disturbed them. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Andrew Lang Such a shield covers a mounted knight’s body from mouth to stirrup in an ivory chessman of the eleventh to twelfth century A.D., 103 so also in the Bayeux tapestry, 104 and on seals. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

At this extraordinary crisis, pompous Clerk Bumford was so taken aback, that he could only open his mouth and stare. Going to the Mop by Ellen Wood [1871]

James Joyce Other chap telling him something with his mouth full. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Robert Green Ingersoll These facts lived in the open mouth of credulity. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Sir Walter Scott I have not heard you mention young Vincent for many a day — perhaps he has not been out of mouth and out of mind both. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

H. G. Wells He remembered he had to shout “March!” His mouth shaped inaudible heroic words. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Anthony Trollope During the whole of this work in the Post Office it was my principle always to obey authority in everything instantly, but never to allow my mouth to be closed as to the expression of my opinion. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Jack London Garthwaite put his mouth to my ear and shouted, but in the frightful din I could not catch what he said. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

F. Scott Fitzgerald One hurries through, even though there’s time; the past, the continent, is behind; the future is the glowing mouth in the side of the ship; the dim, turbulent alley is too confusedly the present. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The second time my eyelids flew open and my mouth too. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Bram Stoker He came close to me and whispered hoarsely, with his mouth to my ear, as though fearing the very air might hear. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

He opened his mouth as if to shout, or perhaps only to gasp. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

The mouth of the stream was shallow, but as I moved south I came to a place where two small capes enclosed an inlet. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

I’ve money, and —” as he saw her mouth open, “and I’ve the stuff. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Drums begin to beat in his temples, and his mouth is bleeding. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

Ford Madox Ford He removed his mouth to say: ‘I must see you this evening . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Ford Madox Ford Eyes motionless: mouth closed tight . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

D. H. Lawrence Then the old mother rose stiffly, and watched Elizabeth as she carefully washed his face, carefully brushing the big blond moustache from his mouth with the flannel. The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence

But the brow was broad and fine, and the mouth was gentle. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

They followed the drumming along the base of these heights, but as they were passing the mouth of a large cave the sound came from its recesses, and they turned their steps inward. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Henry James Her mouth was large, fortunately for the principal grace of her physiognomy was her smile, which displayed itself with magnificent amplitude. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Intelligent, too, with very bright brown eyes and a mouth and chin that promised clean-cut, determinate action in circumstances of crisis. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

E. F. Benson Nor did her mouth ever so faintly resemble the “Cupid’s bow” which is so dear to the fashion-plates of feminine loveliness. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

The lips of his large mouth were compressed and bloodless. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Where had I seen the face? A very red-brown honest face, with a mouth as wide as Molly’s rolling-pin. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

Washington Irving The pedagogue’s mouth watered, as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Thomas Hardy Arrived at the door of the boudoir, he beheld the door of the private recess open, and Barbara within it, standing with her arms clasped tightly round the neck of her Edmond, and her mouth on his. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Sitting by the window, again pregnant, with a gray face and distraught, weary eyes, she was feeding my brother Sascha, and she stared at me with her mouth open, like a fish. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Marta had given up even a pretence of listening, and her mouth drooped at the corners. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Gourlay was standing with open mouth and outstretched arm, staring at the letter in his clenched fist with a look of horror, as if it had stung him. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell But she did not care to exert herself to ask any questions, although she saw Mrs. Sturgis standing at the bedside with some tea, ready to drop it into her mouth by spoonfuls. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Old Bazouge’s ugly mug, with his mouth all on one side and his hide begrimed with the dust of funerals, seemed to her as beautiful and resplendent as a sun. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

I tried to speak — my mouth was stopped. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

He goes on picking up pieces of fish and putting them into his mouth as calm as anything. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

George Eliot Poor Molly’s mouth was rather wider open than usual, as she walked along with her eyes fixed on the double cluster of vessels in her hands, quite innocent of the expression in her mistress’s eye. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

I could hear the word “opium” pass from mouth to mouth; and by the looks directed at us, I could see we were supposed to have some private information. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

And he opened his mouth and taught them. The Doré Gallery of Bible Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Abraham Merri The sheared head of Zachel leaped from his shoulders, mouth stretched open, eyes glaring. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne The cliff gradually sloped away from the mouth of the river to the point. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

John Lewis Burckhard The mouth of the well is surrounded by a wall five feet in height, and about ten feet in diameter. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Edith Wharton The emaciation of her face, and the hollow shades beneath her cheek-bones, made her mouth seem redder and fuller, though a little line on each side, where it joined the cheek, gave it a tragic droop. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Her mouth was softer, her eyes were full and bright. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

H. G. Wells At first I had had a vision of weeping parents and guardians, and all sorts of complications; but now I saw that I simply had to keep my mouth shut, and nothing in that way could arise. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Always. I heard an old mate tell Captain Colchester once that it had come to this with him, that he was afraid to open his mouth to give any sort of order. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

John Bunyan Christian put to a stand, but for a while About the midst of this Valley, I perceived the mouth of Hell to be, and it stood also hard by the wayside. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

The sentence is like a cavern whose mouth a careless traveller might pass by, but which opens out, to the true explorer, into vista after vista of strange recesses rich with inexhaustible gold. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

God saw fit to have you close your mouth in time. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Morrison He opened his mouth to call, but there came forth from it only a dry murmur. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope Then the man’s mouth was opened. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Meredith And, Emmy, look at the old fellows lining the booth, pipe in mouth and cheering. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Yet once or twice the mouth drooped for a second and the winning eyes darkened to a remoter blue — the brooding iris hue of far horizons. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

You haven’t got the kind of mouth for a rustic. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Mary Webb Meanwhile, Vessons also made plans, his obstinate mouth and pear-shaped face more dour than ever. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

M. P. Shiel Theodore turned, hesitating, came towards me, glanced at the black mouth in which I hid, and passed somewhat beyond. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

He was rocking her as if she had been a baby, and was evidently singing something, opening his mouth wide and rolling his eyes. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle One could imagine that vile mouth champing and foaming in its rage, and one could conceive those small, vicious eyes darting pure malignancy as they looked forth upon the world. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

D. H. Lawrence Her mouth was offered him, and her throat; her eyes were half-shut; her breast was tilted as if it asked for him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton He opened his mouth to speak, but the girl had already struck in with her voice of steel. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

His mouth is too large by far—but he charms everyone . Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Good leap, eh?” A moment later we passed the mouth of a muddy creek. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Tressa’s mouth touched her husband’s ear: “It is for the secret of Destruction that the Yezidee seeks. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

James Hogg The evening being fine, and the streets thronged, the cry ran from mouth to mouth through the whole city. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Gaston Leroux And my mouth was open too, as though I were drinking. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

And then, while my mouth was watering in anticipation, there was a click and the door stood open. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

George Meredith She had the mouth that smiles in repose. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

William Dampier It was the evening when we came from thence, and we got to the river’s mouth the next morning before day: our ships when we left them were ordered to go to Gallo, where they were to stay for us. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

James Joyce Corny Kelleher sped a silent jet of hayjuice arching from his mouth while a generous white arm from a window in Eccles street flung forth a coin. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Guy de Maupassan Through his open mouth came his harsh, rattling breath, and the gray linen sheet rose and fell with each respiration. The Moribund by Guy de Maupassan

M. P. Shiel And now O’Hara, drawing his chair nearer to ask: ”How did he take it?“ stretching back the waiting mouth to hear that thing. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Edgar Allan Poe His mouth should not be called small, nor his ears short. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

I stopped for one moment and my heart was in my mouth for she looked so beautiful and I thought of the husband she would one day have. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

H. G. Wells I slipped against the bank and got mud in my mouth and eyes. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Arnold Bennett He perceived that his head was throbbing and his mouth dry, and that the meats and liquors of the banquet, having ceased to stimulate, were incommoding him. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

William Morris And Ralph saw in the face of the high cliff the mouth of a cave, however deep it might be. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

He had a queer wounding way of speaking, hardly ever opening his mouth without insulting somebody. Burmese Days by George Orwell

John Keats There’s Arch Brook And there’s Larch Brook Both turning many a mill, And cooling the drouth Of the salmon’s mouth And fattening his silver gill. Poems by John Keats

D. H. Lawrence The name, in Loerke’s mouth particularly, had been an intolerable humiliation and constraint upon her, these many days. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson These were the two things uppermost in my mind; and I could open my mouth upon neither without black ungenerosity. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London An’ you should see us sweat! Just running from us! If you could see us, it’d dazzle your eyes — tacks flyin’ out of mouth like from a machine. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

Thomas Hardy He was a thin, slightly stooping figure, with a small nervous mouth and a face cleanly shaven; and he walked along the path with his eyes bent on the ground. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells Her mouth opened and shut several times; she mumbled her remaining tooth, and once quite suddenly she curtsied, like the blink of an arc-light. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

His mouth is the most characteristic feature of all. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Anthony Trollope Out of the full heart the mouth speaks, and my heart is very full. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett There she was, dramatically, with her thick eyebrows, and the fine wide nostrils and the delicate lobe of the ear, and that mouth that would startlingly fasten on him and kiss the life out of him. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell The mouth — a little while ago, so sullenly projected in defiance — was relaxed and livid. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

A fool’s mouth is his destruction. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Andrew Lang Then the Saint describes a child’s learning to speak; how he amasses verbal tokens of things, “having tamed, and, as it were, broken my mouth to the pronouncing of them. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

T. E. Lawrence Many were already swollen twice or thrice life-width, their fat heads laughing with black mouth across jaws harsh with stubble. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith Lady Pennon expected to be amused, and was gratified, for Diana had only to open her mouth to set the great lady laughing. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

He had shaggy eyebrows, big searching eyes, a square jaw, and a large coarse mouth with full lips. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

But the worst of it is I shall only be able to stop —” He broke off, mouth open as it might have been mine. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Do you know that type of middle-aged woman that has a face just like a bulldog? Great underhung jaw, mouth turned down at the corners, eyes sunken, with pouches underneath. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

D. H. Lawrence He sunk his mouth on her throat, where he felt her heavy pulse beat under his lips. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood Then suddenly he opened his mouth and spoke, and the sound of this changed voice, deep and musical though it was, made me cold and set my heart beating with uncomfortable rapidity. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

James Joyce Mr. Alleyne flushed to the hue of a wild rose and his mouth twitched with a dwarf s passion. Dubliners by James Joyce

Olaf Stapledon His features owed much to Victor, but the mouth was a youthful version of Maggie’s, and his hair showed a ruddy glint. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Henry Handel Richardson Well, poor soul! he would never mouth invectives or tickle the ribs of an audience again. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Thomas Hardy But I will put a pebble in my mouth to make is less likely. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Rudyard Kipling And he would go up to Umballa leisurely and — at a certain risk of exciting fresh suspicion — repeat his tale by word of mouth to the people concerned. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Olaf Stapledon Your eyes opened wide with surprise, and your mouth too. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells His eyes and mouth were round, his face seemed to get round, his eyebrows curved at my remarks. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Edgar Rice Burroughs He had the aquiline nose found among many of the higher tribes, the prominent cheek bones, and black hair and eyes, but his mouth and lips were better molded. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

H. G. Wells He could not sing any of the words of Luther’s great hymn, but he opened his mouth and emitted loud, deep, and partially harmonious notes . The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

E. F. Benson And then, perhaps, as I told you, there’ll be another little mouth to feed, dear. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Jules Verne It was more than twenty-five feet long; its enormous mouth occupied one-third of its body. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Save that he listened now and then to some book, read by Anne, he had no amusement whatever, no excitement; he might have sat all day long with his mouth closed, for all there was to open it for. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

Then, as by chance, he stepped down the sloping end of the mound and stood with his mouth open, staring. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

His mouth waters at the prospect. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Meikle-mouthed Meg transmitted a distinct trace of her large mouth to all her descendants, and not least to him who was to use his “meikle” mouth to best advantage as the spokesman of his race. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

William Hope Hodgson And I rose then, and in the same moment I did know that my mouth had been kist whilst that I slept; and the knowing to come to me vague, as that I had been kist in my dreams. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

The law had been lenient to him, that instead of death, which he had incurred, had pronounced by the prince’s mouth only banishment. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

His mouth was fallen slack, and showed a few yellow tusks. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Andrew Lang Every time he opened his mouth for the purpose she looked at him sternly, as if to say, ‘Silence,’ so he could only let his eyes speak for him. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dudley Warner The skin of his face had so shrunk away that he could not close eyes or mouth — the latter, therefore, stood on a perpetual ghastly grin, and the former on an incessant stare. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Never before had he been called upon to provide for a guest whose mouth measured three feet and a half in width. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Anthony Hope In the dog’s mouth was a piece of gray cloth, and on the piece of gray cloth was a horn coat-button. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Elizabeth Gaskell Great was the power of Satan! Through the arts of the devil, that white statue of a girl had mastered the soul of Manasseh Hickson. So the word spread from mouth to mouth. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Algernon Blackwood His eyes shone, but his mouth was wide open. The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood [1910]

Thomas Hobbes My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house; with him I will speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Over ragged yellow teeth his mouth worked and snarled, as though mumbling a continuous, silent curse against life and all mankind. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

And she continued, with her mouth full: “Oh! some of the people are beginning to go now. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

James Joyce Yum. Softly she gave me in my mouth the seedcake warm and chewed. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle His face was craggy and stern, with large harsh features, shaggy over-hanging brows, high-bridged fleshy nose, and a full-lipped mouth which tightened and set when he was angry. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle The eyes, which were under thick and heavy brows, were bestial and ferocious, and as it opened its mouth to snarl what sounded like a curse at me I observed that it had curved, sharp canine teeth. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Her white face was hideously discoloured in patches, and her mouth was wide open, as if there were a tormenting fire within. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

John Galsworthy The dark pothooks over Sir Lawrence’s right eye were slightly raised, and his mouth was puckered under the cut line of his small moustache. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

William Hope Hodgson And she to look weak and steadfast unto me, and I to look forever at her; and I did alway try to say things unto her; but my mouth to refuse me. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Sir Walter Scott The meal was performed almost in Carthusian silence; for it was none of Captain Dalgetty’s habits to employ his mouth in talking, while it could be more profitably occupied. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

I don’t know why precisely then I had the acute vision of the red mouth of Jose Ortega wriggling with rage between his funny whiskers. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

H. G. Wells His mouth fell a little open . The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

James Hogg The blood flowing from his mouth and nose he took no pains to stem, neither did he so much as wipe it away; so that it spread over all his cheeks, and breast, even off at his toes. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Mark Twain Tom he made a sign to me — kind of a little noise with his mouth — and we went creeping away on our hands and knees. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

D. H. Lawrence In spite of herself her mouth was quivering: she did not want to cry: her heart was dead cold. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells His eyes were so deeply sunken under his white eyebrows that she could not see his eyes; his moustache overhung the mouth from which those words of decision came. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Self-interest alone has kept his mouth closed. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence His mouth opened sharply, as if he would speak, but he stopped himself, and only said, “Good-bye — Good-bye. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

His mouth is wide, his lips thin. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Steele Rudd I suppose — er ——” “Oh-h-h!” Dad groaned, opening his mouth over the fire, and pressing the tooth hard with his thumb. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Arthur Conan Doyle Presently he got his mouth partly free from the cravat. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

It was far leaner than of old; it was no longer richly tanned; and the mouth called louder than ever for a mustache. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Rudyard Kipling She has a seductive old mouth still. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle I can see his open mouth now, with its row of white wolfish teeth. The Great Shadow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

George Gissing His mouth watered at the sight. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

The fog was drifting up from the mouth of the river and was growing so thick that they could not see the somewhat feeble lights of the cottage. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Henry Handel Richardson The black eyes filled; the little mouth twitched and trembled. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson Pipe in mouth he mooned about, feeling chiefly amazed that he could have put up, for so long, with the miserable little hut which his house, stripped of its trimmings, proved to be. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

His mouth snapped tightly to, his eyebrows came together, and he looked puzzled and surprised. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Anthony Trollope It was a mouth to watch, and listen to, and read with curious interest, rather than a mouth to kiss. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

William Makepeace Thackeray He was an old man — an old man evidently, too, of the Hebrew race — the light of his eyes was unfathomable — about his mouth there played an inscrutable smile. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

E. Phillips Oppenheim That Flora Quayne, with her sensitive quivering mouth and those beautiful eyes, was a sort of Louise de la Valliere in disguise. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Victor Hugo It is a menace proceeding from a mouth half open and strangely inexorable. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Ann Radcliffe They rushed with loud vociferation towards the mouth of the cave. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Abraham Merri Out of it we darted into a widening filled with wan light drifting down through a pinnacle fanged mouth miles on high. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne At length, after having passed the village of Omaguas and the mouth of the Ambiacu, the jangada arrived at Pevas on the evening of the 11th of June, and was moored to the bank. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Then she toppled and plunged across the mouth of the cove, quivering. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

The words poured from her mouth in a torrent, and every sentence was punctuated with slaps upon the table. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Anthony Trollope Miss Penge was ladylike, quiet, and good, and was like a cool salad in a man’s mouth after spiced meat. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Her large, sympathetic eyes and pain-touched mouth appealed to him as proofs of his judgment. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

He is very seldom seen abroad during the day; and when surprised, he is sure to be near the mouth of his hole. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Anthony Trollope During the breakfast she had seen in the curves of her mother’s mouth the signs of some resolute purpose. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Fyne opened his mouth gravely and as gravely shut it. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

George Eliot But now, do ye make the tay as ye like it, for I’n got no taste i’ my mouth this day — it’s all one what I swaller — it’s all got the taste o’ sorrow wi’t. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch His mouth was pursed up as if silently whistling an air. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

D. H. Lawrence But in a minute her mouth would open, her mind would flicker awake, and with her insatiable greed for life, other people’s life, she would start on her quest for every detail. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The mischief was that from such houses Felipe, our forager, brought reports of wealth to make the mouth water, but nothing to stay the stomach. The Poisoned Ice by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

D. H. Lawrence Mad with terror, she raised her hands with a queer clawing movement to cover her eyes and her temples, opening her mouth in a dumb shriek. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson He opens his mouth to speak, and the divine precepts of unchanging justice and Scots law flow from his tongue. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

F. Scott Fitzgerald His mouth was the kind that is called frank, and he had steady gray eyes that moved slowly from one to the other of their group, with just the shade of a questioning expression. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Andrew Lang Here are some leaves which make my mouth water; come and get them for me!’ Then the billy goat sauntered up and looked over, and after that he eyed his wife a little crossly. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope You must excuse me if my mouth was then stopped by the mutual ardor of our feeling. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Oh, yes, he recognised me right enough, for his mouth gaped and for a few seconds he looked horribly embarrassed. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Arthur Morrison He punched and kicked at the plunging wretch at his feet: who, desperate and unflinching, with his mouth spluttering blood and curses, never ceased to strike back as best he might. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope But the words as they came from his mouth had a weight which seemed to ensure their truth, and many men in Tankerville thought that Mr Browborough was eloquent. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Stand off av him, Dinah Shadd, for I’ve put the Black Curse of Shielygh upon him an’ his own mouth shall make ut good. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Samuel Johnson Over the roof, turfs were placed, and grass was suffered to grow; and the mouth was concealed by bushes, or some other cover. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Walter Scott This stopped the mouth of vanity, and of the love which vanity had been hatching, as effectually as a peck of literal flour would have done. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

My mouth had been for the last two hours growing more and more parched, so that at present, from mere want of moisture, I could not separate my lips to speak. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

H.P. Lovecraft Not long afterward a steep descent in a long, low, doorless, and peculiarly sculptureless corridor led us to believe that we were approaching the tunnel mouth at last. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

H. G. Wells Forthwith he scrambled to his feet, and stood wiping his clumsy hand across his mouth and regarding me. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Arnold Bennett If she could have been Ame for twenty-four hours, she perhaps would not have hesitated to put butter into his mouth lest it should melt. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

The yellow claws clutched at his heart and he flung back his head, mouth open. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Arthur Morrison Then he stood erect; stared up the street, down the street, and across the road, with his mouth open; and made short rushes left and right into the gloom. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison