tongue

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tongue
  • noun
    The fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech.
    Used in reference to a person's style or manner of speaking. (he was a redoubtable debater with a caustic tongue)
    A strip of leather or fabric under the laces in a shoe, attached only at the front end.
    The free-swinging metal piece inside a bell which is made to strike the bell to produce the sound.
    A long, low promontory of land.
    A projecting strip on a wooden board fitting into a groove on another.
    The vibrating reed of a musical instrument or organ pipe.
    A jet of flame. (a tongue of flame flashes four feet from the gun)
    verb
    Sound (a note) distinctly on a wind instrument by interrupting the air flow with the tongue.
    Lick or caress with the tongue. (the other horse tongued every part of the colt's mane)

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