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dewlap

  

      n  
1    a loose fold of skin hanging from beneath the throat in cattle, dogs, etc.  
2    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)  
  dewlapped      adj  
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dewlapped, dewclaw, dew, Dewar

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