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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lantern Jaws.
 
Cheeks so thin that one may see daylight through them, as light shows through the horn of a lantern. In French, “un visage si maigre que si on mettait une bougie allumée dans la bouche, la lumière paraitait au travers des joues.   1
   Lantern-jawed. Having lantern-jaws.   2
 


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