Adam's-apple

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Adam's-apple ad′amz-ap′pl the angular projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx in front of the throat, so called from an idea that part of the forbidden fruit stuck in Adam's throat
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Idioms

Adam's apple - The Adam's apple is a bulge in the throat, mostly seen in men.
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Usage

In literature:

He was a wizened little chap, with scrawny neck and protruding Adam's apple.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
Adam's apple has in itself, however, no special significance in voice-production.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
He made a funny noise with his Adam's Apple when drinking Hot Coffee.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
While waiting for the physician the mother should apply over the front of the neck (in the region of Adam's apple), hot applications.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
He swallowed with a convulsive jerk of his Adam's apple and his hatchet-bearing arm suddenly wilted.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Mac's throat mike threatened to crush his Adam's apple, weighing five times its usual few ounces.
"Tight Squeeze" by Dean Charles Ing
That projection called Adam's apple in the neck of man is the prominent part of one of the cartilages forming the larynx.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
His Adam's apple kind of walked up and down his neck, but he come through.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
It hurt un t' the backbone t' pull a cork; he squirmed when his dram got past his Adam's apple.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
The Adam's apple bulged out prominently, as big as a pigeon's egg.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
Again, an Adam's apple was produced from the seed of a sweet orange, which grew close to lemons and citrons.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
He got a good Holt on the Adam's Apple and choked the Offspring until his Tongue stuck out like a Pistil.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
His Adam's apple rose and fell convulsively over his high collar.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Hazel saw his Adam's apple slide up and down a dozen times.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
Sae hauld up your head, and swallow your Adam's apple, and fasten your mind's eye on Quebec!
"The Road to Paris" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Agreeable to the apple of the new Adam's eye and the fruitarian diet of the new Eden, some ladies have adopted the fig-leaf standard.
"Psycho-Phone Messages" by Francis Grierson
He wore a Byronic collar, above which protruded an enormous Adam's apple resting in the folds of a flowing black tie.
"I Walked in Arden" by Jack Crawford
My neck is very long and has a large Adam's apple.
"Hoosier Mosaics" by Maurice Thompson
He swallowed, setting his Adam's apple in sharp vibration.
"The Last Straw" by Harold Titus
All he did was stare at me with those fishy eyes of his and make motions with his Adam's apple!
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
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In poetry:

Heav'n, Adam for an apple sold —
Cain, for one murd'rous blow of old —
For pottage, Esau — Eli's son,
For flesh :— and many, worse have done.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
But woman's love of apples,
Involving fearful price,
And Adam's love for woman
That cost him Paradise,
By the labor of hands and sweat of brow,
Have softened the curse to a blessing now.
"Apple Blossoms" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Why do men have Adam's apples.
An Adam's apple goes with a deep voice, because it holds the larynx.
Adam Lashinsky on peeling back Apple's skin.
Holiday Fun Guide Edition featuring Adam Joseph's Apple Pie and Karen's Cinnamon & Walnut Thumbprint Cookies.
Stabbed in the Adam's apple.
David then made yet another onstage appearance alongside Team Adam 's Melanie Martinez for a unique interpretation of Fiona Apple's 'Criminal.
Leonard resident Adam Katchuba, 13, successfully bobs for apples during the Addison Township Fire Department's open house held Saturday evening.
Adam's apple at Alyson's Orchard, Walpole, NH.
When Venice Theatre presented a production of The Apple Tree earlier this season, it was a refreshing reminder of the piece that inspired it, Mark Twain's humorous, touching The Diaries of Adam & Eve.
Chris posted a pic of the tat , which is located on his Adam's apple.
The thyroid gland is the small, butterfly-shaped gland found just below the Adam's apple.
While January may have been designated as Thyroid Awareness Month, the thyroid , a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam's apple, is important to individuals' health year-round.
While January may have been designated as Thyroid Awareness Month, the thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam's apple, is important to individuals' health year-round .
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