dewlap


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dew·lap

 (do͞o′lăp′, dyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of certain animals.
2. A pendulous part similar to this, such as the wattle of a bird.
3. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of a person.

[Middle English dewlappe : dew, of unknown meaning (akin to Danish and Norwegian dog- in Danish doglæb and Norwegian doglæp, dewlap) + lappe, fold; see lap2.]

dewlap

(ˈdjuːˌlæp)
n
1. (Anatomy) a loose fold of skin hanging from beneath the throat in cattle, dogs, etc
2. (Anatomy) loose skin on an elderly person's throat
[C14 dewlappe, from dew (probably changed by folk etymology from an earlier form of different meaning) + lap1 (from Old English læppa hanging flap), perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish doglæp]
ˈdewˌlapped adj

dew•lap

(ˈduˌlæp, ˈdyu-)

n.
1. a pendulous fold of skin under the throat of a bovine animal.
2. any similar part in other animals, as the wattle of fowl or the inflatable loose skin under the throat of some lizards.
[1350–1400]
dew′lapped`, adj.

dew·lap

(do͞o′lăp′)
A loose fold of skin hanging from the neck of certain animals, such as some dogs or cattle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dewlap - a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
Translations

dewlap

[ˈdjuːlæp] Npapada f
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The Demoiselle Irene Dewlap, of South Astolat, is visiting her uncle, the popular host of the Cattlemen's Board- ing House, Liver Lane, this city.
Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame.
We saw his grizzled mustache, the bald spot on his head, the puff-sacks under his eyes, the sagging cheeks, the heavy dewlap, the general tiredness and staleness and fatness, all the collapse and ruin of a man who had once been strong but who had lived too easily and too well.
Gerrard claims: '…old farriers cut a slit in the dewlap of the beast and insert alump of root, leaving there for days in order to cure a dry cough'.
This is always at the expense of our orders which are relegated to spongy and elastic pieces of the cow that are derived from the dewlap and knees areas.
com> Ducklings: Pekin, Rouen, Khaki Campbell, Golden 300 Egg Layer, White Layer, Blue Swedish, Buff, Cayuga, Mallard, Welsh Harlequin, White Crested & Runners (Black, Chocolate, Blue, Fawn & White) Goslings: Embden, White Chinese, Brown Chinese, Toulouse, Dewlap Toulouse, African, Buff, Tufted Buff, Sebastopol, Pilgrim, Roman Tufted, Chicks: Rolin S Red Broilers, Cornish Cross, French Pearl Guineas and Ringneck Pheasants.
5%) with predilection sites; dewlap, shoulder area, external genitalia and udder region followed by Rhipiciphalus (Boophilus) annulatus (28.
Rupert Wace brings a 2nd-century Roman marble relief fragment of a bull probably from a large public monument, its creased flesh, heavy dewlap and curling forelock naturalistically rendered (90,000 [pounds sterling]; Fig.
Angoni Zambia, Coat colour varies and may be red, Mozambique brown, black, red or black and white, or brindle, Horns are short and thick and lateral rather than upright (as in the Malawi Zebu), hump and dewlap are well developed, Heavy males weigh up to 730 kg.
The LDE's white striped body, of tawny elegance and long black rutting dewlap are without doubt in the top few trophies as far as visual impact is concerned.
They include color photographs of adults and of the male dewlap for each species.