in the jaws of death

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It takes root upon the brink of the grave, and blossoms in the jaws of death.
And now, Madam, wash your face, change your dress, and go upstairs with your maids to offer prayers to Minerva, daughter of Aegis-bearing Jove, for she can save him even though he be in the jaws of death.
The kind of ride that lets you gape in the jaws of death daily and experience the euphoria of winding up alive and in Burbank.