Definitions for: Jaws


[n] holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object



Synonyms: jaw

See Also: alligator clip, bench vise, bulldog clip, chuck, holding device, pair of pliers, pliers, plyers, spanner, vise, wrench

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Famous Quotes Containing Jaws:


The movie that's had the most effect on me is Jaws. To this day when I'm in the ocean, I'm hearing that music.

-- Judd Nelson (American Actor)

Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.

-- Peter Benchley (American Author)

Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.

-- Pam Brown ( -)

If you lived through the shooting of Jaws, you can live through anything.

-- Sam Mendes (British Director)

You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no.

-- Ann Patchett (American Author)

He who could have been a torch and stoops to being a pair of jaws is a deserter.

-- Jose Marti ( Activist)

Jaws was still a handsome, big guy. He got the girl. He was my favorite villain. I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because all he wanted to do was unite his country.

-- Rick Yune (American Actor)

Watching Jaws just scared the living daylights out of me when I was young. I know a lot of people my age who are still petrified of sharks because of that film.

-- Ashley Scott (American Actress)

But I'm more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg's my main influence.

-- Damien Hirst (British Artist)

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.

-- Olive Schreiner (South African Writer)

Having in my life been bitten by the jaws of both victory and defeat, I must rush to add that success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death.

-- Rupert Holmes (English Composer)

So much of Jaws was amazing because the mind filled in what was missing.

-- Bill Sienkiewicz (American Artist)


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