Synonyms for gullet

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When I ask a fellow: 'Old man, what do you want to wet your gullet?'

But this I know—that if you intend us treachery you shall have my knife in your gullet for your pains.

Well, suppose they did squeeze his gullet up there on a scaffold!

The only thing that sticks in my gullet is that fifty per cent.

But it soon became certain that there was no egress from this gullet.

Then remove the veins and gullet, taking care not to tear them.

And he did, for down his gullet it went with very little effort.

Across that gullet it is our intention they shall never get.

They have also strong teeth in the gullet, by which they can crush the shells of their prey.

The inflammatory and other changes rarely affect the gullet.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 (as a surname), from Old French golet "neck (of a bottle); gutter; bay, creek," diminutive of gole "throat, neck" (Modern French guele), from Latin gula "throat," also "appetite," from PIE root *gwele- "swallow" (cf. Latin gluttire "to gulp down, devour," Old English ceole "throat," Old Church Slavonic glutu "gullet," Old Irish gelim "I devour").

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