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maw

noun [C] uk   /mɔː/  us   /mɑː/ literary
the mouth of a fierce (= frightening) animal: the lion's maw something that seems to surround and absorb everything near it: She fears that the matter will simply be swallowed up by the maw of bureaucracy.
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