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  • The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing, or a similar feature on any other animal.
  • The sagging flesh on the human throat of an old person.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dew"lap` (?), n. [Dew + lap to lick.] 1. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing.

2. The flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age. [Burlesque]

On her withered dewlap pour the ale.
Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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