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(n.) The clapper of a bell.


(n.) Speech; words or declarations only; - opposed to thoughts or actions.


(n.) A people having a distinct language.


(n.) The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.


(n.) The proboscis of a moth or a butterfly.


(n.) The lingua of an insect.


(n.) Any small sole.


(n.) That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form.


(n.) A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.


(n.) A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits into a groove.


(n.) A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or a lake.


(n.) The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.


(n.) A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.


(n.) A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.


(n.) Same as Reed, n., 5.


(n.) Honorable discourse; eulogy.


(n.) The power of articulate utterance; speech.


(v. t.) To speak; to utter.


(v. t.) To chide; to scold.


(v. t.) To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.


(v. t.) To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.


(v. i.) To talk; to prate.


(v. i.) To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.


(n.) an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.


(n.) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Tongue'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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