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iron-jawed

[ahy-ern-jawd] /ˈaɪ ərnˈdʒɔd/
adjective
1.
having a jaw of or like iron:
an iron-jawed press; an iron-jawed fighter.
2.
fiercely determined:
an iron-jawed will.
Origin of iron-jawed
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • "Muddy gasoline," nodded Millbank tersely—an iron-jawed, over-groomed man of forty, with a florid face shaved blue.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • An iron-jawed fellow he is, with every muscle in his well-knit body to match.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • Big Medicine was transformed into a cold-eyed, iron-jawed fighting machine.

    Flying U Ranch B. M. Bower

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