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  • n  a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck

  • He'd spray ammunition at a beast until he struck a haunch or horn or dewlap.
  • Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame.
  • He did not spare the pockmarks on the face of French Revolutionary Mirabeau, or embellish the vapid looks of the young Lafayette, or face-lift the homely dewlap of Ben Franklin.
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  • Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?
    Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.
    Nov. 28, 2013 - Cleburne Times-Review

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