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- n. larynx, windpipe
- v. to throttle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The windpipe.
- transitive v. To throttle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The throttle or windpipe.
- To throttle; strangle.
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By the thirst of my thropple, friend, when snow is on the mountains, I say the head and the chin, there is not then any considerable heat to be expected in the valleys and low countries of the codpiece.
Now full to the thropple wi 'heed warks an heart aches
Nevertheless, the immense size of its larynx or thropple, which William dissected out and brought with him to England, seems to indicate vast powers of voice in this animal; but I am at a loss to conjecture why it should be provided either with this unusual capability of "blaring," or with the exceedingly strong whiskers that arm its muzzle, organs which, though nominally of little or no importance except in
Owd Jerry frae the public-house while the storm lasted, but he would toddle down ivery morning for his glass o 'yal, and, of course, he got his hoast back agean i' his thropple.
"'He'll do nowt o' the sort, 'I answered;' and he wi 'a hoast in his thropple like a badly cow.
Anyhow, he's in the trap, and can't get out till he's hed my claws roun 'the scruff o' his neck an 'my thumb on his thropple. "