Down at the mouth
Down Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway. [1913 Webster]

{Down draught}, a downward draft, as in a flue, chimney, shaft of a mine, etc.

{Down in the mouth}, {Down at the mouth} chopfallen; dejected. [1913 Webster]


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  • Down at the mouth — Mouth Mouth (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down at the mouth — See down in the mouth …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Down in the mouth — Mouth Mouth (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down in the mouth — Down Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down in the mouth — down at the mouth, informal See unhappy 1) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • down in the mouth — adjective filled with melancholy and despondency gloomy at the thought of what he had to face gloomy predictions a gloomy silence took a grim view of the economy the darkening mood lonely and blue in a strange city depressed by the loss of his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down at the Dinghy — is a short story by J. D. Salinger, originally published in Harper s in April 1949, and included in the compilation, Nine Stories.[1] It is arguably the least dramatic story in the Glass family saga. It is told in two distinct segments, the first …   Wikipedia

  • To run off at the mouth — Mouth Mouth (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down in the dumps — informal why so down in dumps, Mrs. Herbert? Syn: unhappy, sad, depressed, gloomy, glum, melancholy, miserable, dejected, despondent, dispirited, downhearted, downcast, down, low, heavy hearted, dismal, desolate; tearful …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Down in the Valley (Squeeze song) — This article is about the Squeeze recording. For other uses, see Down in the Valley. Down in the Valley Single by Squeeze Released May 11, 1998 (UK) …   Wikipedia

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