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the mouth waters
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Water \Wa"ter\, v. i. 1. To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water. [1913 Webster] If thine eyes can water for his death. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water. [1913 Webster] The mouth waters, a phrase denoting that a person or animal has a longing desire for something, since the sight of food often causes one who is hungry to have an increased flow of saliva. [1913 Webster]