close-mouthed


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close-mouthed

or close·mouthed (klōs′mouthd′, -moutht′)
adj.
Disposed not to talk; tightlipped.
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So I got a shrewd, close-mouthed, tight-fisted money-lender to get the mortgage transferred to him.
Cobb, "but you notice she stays right to home, and she's more close-mouthed than ever she was; never took a mite o' pride in the prize, as I could see, though it pretty nigh drove Jeremiah out o' his senses.
This was a difficult game, but the quiet, close-mouthed young Brahmin, helped by a good English education at a Bombay University, played it coolly, and rose, step by step, to be Prime Minister of the kingdom.
"Thou be indeed a close-mouthed man, my son," said the priest, smiling.
Mitral was a being with a sinister wig, a face the color of Seine water, lighted by a pair of Spanish-tobacco-colored eyes, cold as a well-rope, always smelling a rat, and close-mouthed about his property.
Why, after all those close-mouthed decades, is Maurice finally opening up?
The Landbank and the Department of Social Welfare and Development are quite close-mouthed about it.
But the face is photoshopped to be beautiful and at close-mouthed, silently-breathing peace so this is what my boyfriend sees instead of the open-mouthed, pineapple-haired wildebeest actually sleeping beside him.
if the belly barely conceals the guts if fingers serve as adornments for hands if zodiac signs remain close-mouthed if bones that propel us across the earth's mud are only water mixed with a little ether if picking up our own manure is a great lesson learned in the same way that ceasing to split "pure" from "vile" is still the path that brings clarity back if giving the leper a kiss is the best way to make our internal mirror shine then Lord do not make of me this shadow who draws its substance from someone else's breath I'll proceed straight ahead to seal in a single weft my deeds and myself Poems translated by Nancy Naomi Carlson
The company has been close-mouthed about its new Z-NAND and the Z-SSD it powers, though it did share the technology is based on its three-dimensional V-NAND, otherwise known as 3D NAND.
The Twic East paramount chief, Manyok Ajak, said his had county finally got a "close-mouthed" leader who doesn't put his interests first before those of the population.
The close-mouthed pair did not converse even when they ate.