Origin of lockjaw
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Examples from the Web for lock-jaw
No one who had ever seen death,” answered he, “could mistake it in the case of lock-jaw.The Watcher
J. Sheridan Le Fanu
He objected to going to a doctor even after I warned him of lock-jaw.Detectives, Inc.
Remember vaguely that lock-jaw often follows a wound on the hand.
You don't feel like you were going to have lock-jaw, do you, Mr. Culchard?The Travelling Companions
I tell you that the scratch of a pin has sometimes produced the lock-jaw.Brave Men and Women
Word Origin and History for lock-jaw
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