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    1. What does a nutcracker chin look like?
    2. What kind of set are we talking about here? Teeth? How would that bring out his likeness to George Washington? Was HE toothless?

    Mr. and Mrs. Scrimser were in great demand in tableaux representing The Old Folks at Home, Mrs. Scrimser spinning by the kitchen hearth, and Grandpa (with his new set removed, to bring out his likeness to George Washington) leaning on a silver-headed crutch stick, his nutcracker chin reposing on a spotless stock. But Grandma liked better figuring as the Pioneer Wife in a log cabin, with Grandpa (the new set in place again) garbed in a cowpuncher's rig, aiming his shotgun through a crack in the shutters, and the children doing Indian war whoops behind the scenes.
    (Edith Wharton - Hudson River Bracketed)

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    Yes, George Washington was plagued with dental problems all his life, and is known for having had several sets of false teeth. (Supposedly that's why he looks so grim in his portraits; he had his teeth out.)

    A "nutcracker chin" is somewhat long and pointy, and almost curves upward towards the nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Yes, George Washington was plagued with dental problems all his life, and is known for having had several sets of false teeth. (Supposedly that's why he looks so grim in his portraits; he had his teeth out.)

    A "nutcracker chin" is somewhat long and pointy, and almost curves upward towards the nose.
    Thank you, very much. Very informative.

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