lockjaw lockjaw

Definition(s):

  • (n) an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages

Usage(s):

  1. There were fractures, concussions and all were in dire danger of lockjaw.
  2. In 1913 his son, Howard Konkle, was stricken with lockjaw.

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Quotes

  1. "I disagree with them," Moyers said, as he has before. "Then only people with money will have the right to speak. ...... The poor have lockjaw."
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Bill Moyers Source: Dailyrecord.com

  2. "I'm a pit bull because I'm misunderstood," said James. "A pit bull is the sweetest, most loving dog in the world and full of energy. But if crossed, they've got lockjaw. When I lock on to something, I'm not letting go."
    on Apr 2, 2006 By: Mike James Source: Boston Globe

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