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Long-tongue

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Long-tongue (Zoöl) The wryneck.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A long tongue shortens life.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “The wise person has long ears and a short tongue.”

Usage

In literature:

It is so long since I have talked to any one in my native tongue.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
If you are taken, I will hold my tongue just so long as you hold yours.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Perhaps a long tongue makes an insect sociable, and perhaps sociability makes a tongue grow long.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
Dr. Hardy called their attention to the contour of Manhattan Island, long and tongue-shaped, and running almost north and south.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
All had been drinking freely, and it was not long before every tongue was loosened.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
The Malayan Sun bear (Ursus Malayensis) has a long tongue, short smooth fur, very extensible, flexible lips, and large claws.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
Down in the forest the people saw a long red tongue leaping.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
After so long a march, and under such unpleasant conditions, our throats and tongues were parched with thirst.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Frequently Merrihew longed to chat with this one or that; and sometimes he rebelled against his inability to speak the maddening tongue.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
He longed to cry out, but his tongue lay stiff and paralyzed in his mouth.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Fridolin told her about the woodpecker's tongue: that it was long and thin, and round as a worm, and barbed and sticky.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
The conquered tribes move in long line, diverse as in tongue, so in fashion of dress and armour.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
For I must tell you, your being so long away hath set their tongues going, and almost broken my lady's heart.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
I longed for him to hold his tongue, and to go to sleep, but talk on he would, though he had no listeners.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
But," lowering her voice to a whisper, "leave that long-haired, smooth-tongued gentleman behind.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
They have not yet crushed out the reproachful references to "women's tongues," which for so long has been made in their hearing.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
I've been a miserable coward to hold my tongue so long, but I will speak now.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Shooting forth in long tongues of flame, it was seen invading other quarters situated to the west.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
Brutus flicked out a long tongue once again and caught the girl's cheek in a wet caress before she straightened.
"The Monster" by S. M. Tenneshaw
The tongue is very long.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
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In poetry:

Lord Jesu, heare my heart,
Which hath been broken now so long,
That ev'ry part
Hath got a tongue!
Thy beggars grow; rid them away
To-day.
"Longing" by George Herbert
"The thunder of its war-songs, and the glow
Of chants to freedom by the old world sung;
The sweet love cadences that long ago
Dropped from the old-world tongue.
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
There was an old lady had long been sick,
And what was the matter none did know
Her pulse was slow, though her tongue was quick;
To her this knowing youth must go.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Soul of love, and tongue of fire!
Eye to pierce the deepest deeps, and sweep the world!
—Ah, mother! prolific and full in all besides—yet how long barren,
barren?)
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
Be slow to speak, but always swift to hear,
Thy ears are twain, but single is thy tongue:
Loquaciousness does nought but error bear:
But none were hurt by being silent long.
"Advice, How To Govern Our Words, According To God's Will" by Rees Prichard
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The knell of Retrogression!
The greatest triumph of the tongue and pen!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The right of long possession
Is right no longer in the minds of men!
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson

In news:

People who breathe burning incense over long periods have an increased risk of developing mouth, tongue, and certain lung cancers, even if they don't smoke cigarettes, a new study shows.
Long before teenie boppers were getting their tongues pierced at the mall and navel rings were all the rage on the fashion runway, Keith Alexander was piercing perverts and urban aboriginals.
Bat's Freakishly Long Tongue Caught on Camera.
LINGUISTS have long agreed that languages as diverse as English, French, German and even Iranian, Albanian and Armenian all descended from a long-dead tongue, Proto- Indo-European, spoken some 5,000 years ago.
Tyler Perry's 'I Can Do Bad All by Myself' is a too-long tongue twister of trouble.
Like anteaters, they have a long, sticky tongue for catching termites and other insects.
Long hair tumbling down his back, he wore black boots and armor and spoke in a strange, guttural tongue.
Jamaica patois advocates launch first Bible translation of long-disdained homegrown tongue.
The language created more than 30 years ago for the "Star Trek" race of long-haired warriors has moved boldly into pop culture where few other alien tongues have gone before.
Kiss' frontman Gene Simmons has some competition: Ecuador's long-tongued bat boasts a 3½-inch tongue half again as long as its body.
Jamaica patois advocates launch first Bible translation of long-disdained homegrown tongue.
Jamaica patois advocates launch first Bible translation of long -disdained homegrown tongue.
Both sturdy and whimsical, the copper lamp is a tongue-in-cheek way to collect a full ten kilograms of metal deposits as a long-term investment.
We had the loutish Coke Zero tongues, Burger King's excited morning tongue, and Hyundai's long dog tongue.
Development of hemangioma in a tongue harboring long-standing angiokeratoma circumscriptum.
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