Posted by Amy on August 14, 1997 at 02:26:01:
In reply to Re: Mr. Elliot: Underhung? An underbite, perhaps? posted by kathleen (elder) on August 12, 1997 at 12:33:31
] ] In "Persuasion", Jane Austen discusses Mr. Elliot's appearance and says that he was "underhung", a phrase I've yet to have encounter elsewhere. Sir Walter marked it a failing and that it had only gotten worse since their last meeting in London.
In the old BBC adaptation, the line is "underhung about the jaw."
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