said Don Quixote, hearing the sad news his squire gave him; "I had rather they despoiled me of an arm, so it were not the sword-arm; for I tell thee, Sancho, a mouth
without teeth is like a mill without a millstone, and a tooth is much more to be prized than a diamond; but we who profess the austere order of chivalry are liable to all this.
The eyeholes were now lustreless; but the rudely-carved gap, that just before had been a mouth
still seemed to twist itself into a despairing grin, and was so far human.
Ten feet high at the shoulder, with four legs on either side; a broad, flat tail, larger at the tip than at the root which it holds straight out behind while running; a mouth
splitting its head from snout to the long, massive neck.
There was a mouth
under the eyes, the lipless brim of which quivered and panted, and dropped saliva.