؟having rock- jawed head?

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hi
what is the meaning of this sentence
"I am a large man, with rock- jawed head"

does it means that he has a big rock shape head?
 

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I think it micht mean that they have a firm, strong jaw. It doesn't sound very natural to me- where did you see this?
 

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I think it micht mean that they have a firm, strong jaw. It doesn't sound very natural to me- where did you see this?
first paragraph of the dice man by Luke Rhinehart

"I am a large man, with big butcher's hands, great oak thighs, rock- jawed head, and massive, thick-lens glasses."
 

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He probably has a jaw like that of Desperate Dan.

What's the relevance of 'Shaving' in the thread title?
probably .. because then he compare himself to Clark Kent and we know superman has a big jaw like this character.. this is a famous comic character for American readers?
 

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Probably no full stops here because then he compares himself to Clark Kent and we know Superman has a big jaw like this character. Is this is a famous comic character for American readers?

Note my corrections above. Remember to start every new sentence with a capital letter, capitalise all proper nouns, and end a sentence with just one appropriate punctuation mark.
Are you asking if Superman is well-known to Americans? That seems like an odd question given that he's an American character.
 

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Indeed! I think I just imagined an upside-down one because I'm so used to seeing them in Spanish!
yes it is.. it just a question mark in Persian because we write right to left
 

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Note my corrections above. Remember to start every new sentence with a capital letter, capitalise all proper nouns, and end a sentence with just one appropriate punctuation mark.
Are you asking if Superman is well-known to Americans? That seems like an odd question given that he's an American character.
no .. the Desperate Dan.
 

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Yes, it is. It is just a question mark in Persian because we write right to left.

As I said in my last response, you must start every new sentence with a capital letter. We end sentences with one full stop. Don't put a space before it. See my corrections above.
 

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Most Americans would not know of Desperate Dan. This was my first time hearing about the character.

There's a difference in the big-name graphic novel characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc. and your smaller-scale comic strip characters such as Desperate Dan, Archie, Beetle Baily, etc. The latter are typically more regional, and don't often go international unless they're really, really popular.
 
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