A lot of us who live in cities…we live cheek to jowl with the dead.
They are places where people sit cheek to jowl, maybe sneezing, maybe coughing, maybe puking.
"jaw," 1570s, alteration of Middle English chawl (late 14c.), chavel (early 14c.), from Old English ceafl, from Proto-Germanic *kefalaz (cf. Middle High German kiver, German kiefer, Old Norse kjoptr "jaw," Danish kæft, Flemish kavel, Dutch kevel "gum"), from PIE *gep(h)- "jaw, mouth" (cf. Old Irish gop, Irish gob "beak, mouth"). The change from ch- to j- has not been explained.
jowl 1 (joul)
The jaw, especially the lower jaw.
The flesh under the lower jaw, especially when plump or flaccid.