|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
This week's theme: words for odds and ends.
dewlap (DOO-lap, DYOO-lap) noun
A loose fold of skin hanging under the neck of an animal such as cow, rooster, lizard, etc. On birds, this appendage is also known as a wattle.
[From Middle English dewlappe; dew, of unknown origin and meaning + lap (fold).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Gore is rather more bearish than the last time I saw him, but still handsome, his leonine head beginning to soften with dewlaps, his fiercely intelligent eyes surrounded by innumerable wrinkles." Erica Jong; Into the Lion's Den: Visiting Gore Vidal is No Small Undertaking; The Guardian (London, UK); Oct 26, 2000.
We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)
Contribute | Advertise
© 2014 Wordsmith