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    The King with Large Jaw

    Hi all,

    I am reading "The Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.
    On the first page, it says:
    There was a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France.

    What does "large jaw" mean?
    Is it only strictly referring to someone who really has a large jaw in facial structure? Or does it mean something else?

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    David

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    Re: The King with Large Jaw

    The kings are said to have "Large Jaws" because it is describing the harsh authoritive rule that the King George III (Great Britain) and King Louis XVI (France) exihibit during this time.

    Hope it could help

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    Re: The King with Large Jaw

    Quote Originally Posted by hervian.nci View Post
    The kings are said to have "Large Jaws" because it is describing the harsh authoritive rule that the King George III (Great Britain) and King Louis XVI (France) exihibit during this time.

    Hope it could help
    No.

    See the link provided by BC.

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