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Adam's apple  n.  See under Adam.

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"Adam's apple" Quotes from Famous Books

... days lighted annually as of old; but the vulgar yet believe that the great master still lives in his mausoleum, in a state of profoundly silent meditation. Into the hall of bones near by, covering a deep pit, the teeth and "Adam's apple" of the cremated bodies of believers are thrown by their relatives, though the pit is cleared out every three years. The devotees believe that by thus disposing of the teeth and "Adam's apple," they obtain the same spiritual privileges as if they were actually ...
— The Religions of Japan - From the Dawn of History to the Era of Meiji • William Elliot Griffis

... Belle," Riley acquiesced, working his oversized Adam's apple convulsively. (Riley, by the way, would just as readily have approved of murder if Belle had asked ...
— Rim o' the World • B. M. Bower

... began, but Wilcox cut off his run. It was a shame. I still felt like pushing the man's Adam's apple through his medulla oblongata. ...
— Let'em Breathe Space • Lester del Rey

... the Lord spoke one with another: "I cannot eat of the supper," said one; "The songs will be as a wolf's howlings in the wilderness," said another; "The honey will be as bittersweet as Adam's apple," said a third. But Satan exclaimed: "Come, let us seek in the Book of the Watchers for an act that will turn ...
— My Neighbors - Stories of the Welsh People • Caradoc Evans

... same time, Kid Wolf whirled his body about so that the officer was between him and the firing squad. His left hand held the captain in a grip of steel; his right held the glittering blade against Hermosillo's Adam's apple! ...
— Kid Wolf of Texas - A Western Story • Ward M. Stevens

Words linked to "Adam's apple" :   cartilage, larynx, crape jasmine, East Indian rosebay, Tabernaemontana divaricate, coffee rose, Tabernaemontana, voice box, pinwheel flower, thyroid cartilage, gristle

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