Doc would be dour at a christening

Gondvanaz

Member
Bulgarian, Turkish
Doc would be dour at a christening, but Trixie says he wasn't scowling how he does, or shaking his jowls like a bulldog

I can't understand this sentence

Some context:

Trixie assists Doc Cochran in abortion performed on Alma, who’d been warned she’d die if she carried the child to term. Bullock (child's father) asks Charlie Utter (his friend) to station outside her place. At the end of the episode, Charlie Utter says to Bullock, "Doc would be dour at a christening, but Trixie says he wasn't scowling how he does, or shaking his jowls like a bulldog."

(Source: Deadwood S03, E02)
 
  • exgerman

    Senior Member
    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    He is dour (as he always is, even at a happy occasion), but not scowling in his usual manner ("as he does"), and he is not shaking his head with its slumping cheeks as a bulldog does (apparently also a characteristic pose of his).
     
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