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Jowl (?), n. [For older chole, chaul, AS. ceaft jaw. Cf. Chaps.]

The cheek; the jaw.

[Written also jole, choule, chowle, and geoule.]

Cheek by jowl, with the cheeks close together; side by side; in close proximity. "I will go with three cheek by jowl." Shak. "Sits cheek by jowl."

Dryden.

 

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Jowl, v. t.

To throw, dash, or knock.

[Obs.]

How the knave jowls it to the ground. Shak.

 

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