flews
noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1575 the pendulous lateral parts of a dog's upper lip — see dog illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flews — Flews, n. pl. The pendulous or overhanging lateral parts of the upper lip of dogs, especially prominent in hounds; called also {chaps}. See Illust. of {Bloodhound}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flews — flüz n pl the pendulous lateral parts of a dog s upper lip …   Medical dictionary

  • flews — [flo͞oz] pl.n. [< ?] the loose, hanging parts of the upper lip of a hound or other dog: see DOG …   English World dictionary

  • flews — noun The pendulous flaps of skin hanging from the side of the lips of certain dogs, especially hounds. The raging hounds flews were twisted upwards in an angry snarl …   Wiktionary

  • flews — /floohz/, n.pl. the large, pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds. See diag. under dog. [1565 75; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • flews — fluːz n. suspending or overhanging corners of the upper lip of some dogs (such as hounds) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flews — [flu:z] plural noun the thick hanging lips of a bloodhound or similar dog. Origin C16: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • flews — [[t]fluz[/t]] n. pl. the large pendulous sides of the upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds • Etymology: 1565–75; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • flews — /fluz/ (say floohz) plural noun the large pendulous upper lip of certain dogs, as bloodhounds. {16th century; origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • flews —   n. pl. pendulous lips; chops …   Dictionary of difficult words

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