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    Smile make mouths at =make a face at?

    When Caliban was lazy and neglected his work, Ariel (who was invisible to all eyes but Prospero's) would come slily and pinch him, and sometimes tumble him down in the mire; and then Ariel, in the likeness of an ape, would make mouths at him. Then swiftly changing his shape, in the likeness of a hedgehog, he would lie tumbling in Caliban's way, who feared the hedgehog's sharp quills would prick his bare feet. With a variety of suchlike vexatious tricks Ariel would often torment him, whenever Caliban neglected the work which Prospero commanded him to do.
    make mouths at =make a face at?

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    Re: make mouths at =make a face at?

    Yes - with the possible rider that Ariel may have been mouthing insulting words without uttering them.

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    Smile Re: make mouths at =make a face at?

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your help. I got it.

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    Re: make mouths at =make a face at?

    "make a mouth" at someone also involve sticking out the tongue, pouting the lips, jutting out the lips in an exaggerated kiss - all done in a teasing way.

    "Don't make a mouth at me," warned her mother.

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    Smile Re: make mouths at =make a face at?

    Hi susiedqq,

    Thank you very much!

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