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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mouth \Mouth\ (mou[th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mouthed
     (mou[th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Mouthing.]
     1. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth
        or teeth; to chew; to devour. --Dryden.
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     2. To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak
        in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner; as, mouthing
        platitudes. "Mouthing big phrases." --Hare.
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              Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes.  --Tennyson.
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     3. To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her
        cub. --Sir T. Browne.
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     4. To make mouths at. [R.] --R. Blair.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mouth \Mouth\ (mouth), n.; pl. Mouths (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth,
     mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth],
     G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth.
     mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil
     mouth, muzzle, G. maul, OHG. m[=u]la, Icel. m[=u]li, and Skr.
     mukha mouth.]
     1. The opening through which an animal receives food; the
        aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the
        cavity, containing the tongue and teeth, between the lips
        and the pharynx; the buccal cavity.
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     2. Hence: An opening affording entrance or exit; orifice;
        aperture; as:
        (a) The opening of a vessel by which it is filled or
            emptied, charged or discharged; as, the mouth of a jar
            or pitcher; the mouth of the lacteal vessels, etc.
        (b) The opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit,
            well, or den.
        (c) The opening of a piece of ordnance, through which it
            is discharged.
        (d) The opening through which the waters of a river or any
            stream are discharged.
        (e) The entrance into a harbor.
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     3. (Saddlery) The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters
        the mouth of an animal.
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     4. A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a
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              Every coffeehouse has some particular statesman
              belonging to it, who is the mouth of the street
              where he lives.                       --Addison.
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     5. Cry; voice. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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     6. Speech; language; testimony.
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              That in the mouth of two or three witnesses every
              word may be established.              --Matt. xviii.
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     7. A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
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              Counterfeit sad looks,
              Make mouths upon me when I turn my back. --Shak.
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     Down at the mouth or Down in the mouth, chapfallen; of
        dejected countenance; depressed; discouraged. [Obs. or
     Mouth friend, one who professes friendship insincerely.
     Mouth glass, a small mirror for inspecting the mouth or
     Mouth honor, honor given in words, but not felt. --Shak.
     Mouth organ. (Mus.)
        (a) Pan's pipes. See Pandean.
        (b) An harmonicon.
     Mouth pipe, an organ pipe with a lip or plate to cut the
        escaping air and make a sound.
     To stop the mouth, to silence or be silent; to put to
        shame; to confound.
     To put one's foot in one's mouth, to say something which
        causes one embarrassment.
     To run off at the mouth, to speak excessively.
     To talk out of both sides of one's mouth, to say things
        which are contradictory.
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              The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
                                                    --Ps. lxiii.
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              Whose mouths must be stopped.         --Titus i. 11.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mouth \Mouth\, v. i.
     1. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to
        vociferate; to rant.
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              I'll bellow out for Rome, and for my country,
              And mouth at Caesar, till I shake the senate.
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     2. To put mouth to mouth; to kiss. [R.] --Shak.
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     3. To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.
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              Well I know, when I am gone,
              How she mouths behind my back.        --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the opening through which food is taken in and
           vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
           [syn: mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris]
      2: the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face
         and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped
         lipstick from her mouth"
      3: an opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge);
         "he rode into the mouth of the canyon"; "they built a fire at
         the mouth of the cave"
      4: the point where a stream issues into a larger body of water;
         "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
      5: a person conceived as a consumer of food; "he has four mouths
         to feed"
      6: a spokesperson (as a lawyer) [syn: mouthpiece, mouth]
      7: an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your
         sass" [syn: sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk,
         lip, mouth]
      8: the opening of a jar or bottle; "the jar had a wide mouth"
      v 1: express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This
           depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk,
           speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise]
      2: articulate silently; form words with the lips only; "She
         mouthed a swear word"
      3: touch with the mouth

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  263 Moby Thesaurus words for "mouth":
     Brillat-Savarin, Lucullus, access, announce, aperture, arm, armlet,
     articulate, audacity, back talk, backchat, bay, bayou, bazoo,
     be hypocritical, belt, betray, bight, bite, blandish, blow,
     blubber, blue, board-and-roomer, boarder, boasting, boca, boldness,
     bombast, bon vivant, brag, braggadocio, bragging, brashness,
     cannibal, cant, carnivore, champ, chaps, chatter, chaw, cheek,
     chew, chew the cud, chew up, chomp, chops, claptrap,
     cock-a-doodle-doo, connoisseur of food, consumer, converse, cove,
     creek, crestfallen, crow, debate, debouch, debouchment, declaim,
     dejected, delta, demagogue, despondent, diner, diner-out, disclose,
     discover, disheartened, dispirited, disrespect, divulge, door,
     doorway, downcast, drone, eater, eater-out, elocute, embouchure,
     entrance, entree, entry, enunciate, epicure, estuary, euripus,
     exit, express, face, feeder, fjord, flesh-eater, flippancy,
     freshness, frith, fruitarian, fustian, gab, gabble, gas, gasconade,
     gastronome, gate, gateway, gibber, give away, give lip service,
     give mouth honor, glutton, gnash, gnaw, gob, gourmand, gourmet,
     grain-eater, graminivore, granivore, grimace, grind, gulf, gum,
     gut, harangue, harbor, herbivore, high liver, hold forth, hot air,
     hungry mouth, idle talk, impertinence, impudence, inlet, insolence,
     jabber, jaw, jaws, jowls, kisser, kyle, lactovegetarian, lap, lick,
     lip, lips, loch, luncher, make a face, make a mouth, man-eater,
     mandibles, masticate, maunder, maw, maxilla, meat-eater,
     melancholy, mop, mop and mow, moue, mouthing, mouthpiece, mow, mug,
     mumble, munch, murmur, mush, mutter, muzzle, narrow, narrow seas,
     narrows, natural harbor, nibble, omnivore, omophagist, opening,
     oral cavity, orate, orifice, out-herod Herod, outfall, outlet,
     pantophagist, passage, passageway, patter, perorate, pertness,
     phytophage, picnicker, plant-eater, play the hypocrite, pout,
     prate, predacean, premaxilla, presumptuousness, pronounce, puff,
     pull a face, rabble-rouse, rant, rave, reach, read, recite,
     reek of piety, render lip service, road, roads, roadstead,
     rodomontade, rudeness, ruminate, sad, sass, sauce, sauciness, say,
     snivel, snuffle, soapbox, sob, soft-soap, sorrowful, sound, speak,
     speak incoherently, speaker, spiel, spill, splutter, spokesperson,
     spokeswoman, spout, sputter, stoma, strait, straits, susurrate,
     sweet-talk, talk, tell, tongue, trap, trencherman, tub-thump,
     unhappy, utter, vaunt, vegetarian, vent, vocalize, voice,
     wag the tongue, way, way in, way out, whisper, yap

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MOUTH, n.  In man, the gateway to the soul; in woman, the outlet of
  the heart.

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