prognathous


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prognathous

, prognathic
having a projecting lower jaw
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Exceedingly tall and gaunt with a long, prognathous jaw, he never took his eyes from me as he went over to an accordion wilted across a stool.
Just as skulls became less prognathous as the races began their slow ascent to higher intellectual attainment, so the posture shifted the weight of the abdominal viscera from the thorax to the pelvis .
In fact in a dictionary article of 1866 on "Anthropology," Broca summarized a position which could have been articulated by many members of the SEP: "Never has a people with dark skin, woolly hair, and a prognathous [prominent jaw, receding forehead] face been able spontaneously to elevate itself to civilization; the African Negroes, who are far from the lowest rank in the human series, have never given their societies stability, the essential condition of progress; and one has never seen any government unite as a nation the savage tribes of Australians and Pelagian or Melanesian Negroes.
Obviously, since there was no point at all in submitting them before any of the trials had been run, if you went to the post on the day the competition was first trumpeted, then you are a slack-jawed cretin with scuff marks on your knuckles and dribbles of saliva trickling down your prognathous chin.