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The budding naturalist soon learned to identify plants by feel, touching their hairs with his lower lip and their stamens and pistils with his tongue.

Students and workers with no symptoms might start swabbing their noses or tongues every few days to make sure they haven’t been exposed.

On a windy winter afternoon, Raluca Mateescu leaned against a fence post at the University of Florida’s Beef Teaching Unit while a Brahman heifer sniffed inquisitively at the air and reached out its tongue in search of unseen food.

As you write, “Economics is the mother tongue of public policy.”

So she pumped the samples onto the tongue and allowed it to roll right off.

After the release of the trailer for the special last week, TLC received a requisite and perhaps well-deserved tongue-lashing.

Abramson, biting her tongue, was widely portrayed in rival outlets as classily above the fray.

The second is strangled tongue disease, the English inability to express real feelings in conversation.

Language was no barrier; just about every tongue on the planet was babbling away, caught up in the elaborate mystique of a cult.

Sata, who was known as King Cobra because of his sharp tongue, was thought to have been seriously ill for some time.

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.

Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.

The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.

Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.

If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tongue, such as: dialect, voice, argot, articulation, discourse, and expression.

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