Barrel of the ear

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barrel of the ear (Anat) the tympanum, or tympanic cavity.
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Usage

In literature:

Dr. Messel informs us that his first transmitter consisted of the bung of a beer barrel hollowed out in imitation of the external ear.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
There was great commotion, but Tarboe whispered in the curb's ear, and he blushing, announced that it was the bursting of a barrel.
"Romany of the Snows Being A Continuation Of The Personal Histories Of "Pierre And His People" And The Last Existing Records Of Pretty Pierre" by Gilbert Parker
As a sort of gloomy echo of his laugh, his ear caught a groan from the other side of the paint barrels.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
Natchez and the Gulf of Mexico, the allowance was one barrel of ears of corn, and a pint of salt per month.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Natchez and the Gulf of Mexico, the allowance was one barrel of ears of corn, and a pint of salt per month.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Before the ear could well receive the shock of the blast the whole of the barrels exploded along with some twelve or fourteen parcels.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
He found the barrel and brought the heavy butt down with a crash on Grit's head, back of the ear.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Wrap your ears up, and put an extra slug into each barrel on top of the buckshot.
"Winter Fun" by William O. Stoddard
Before he could recover his wits Tom was upon him, pressing the cold barrel of his revolver to his ear.
"King of the Air" by Herbert Strang
Hume fired both barrels, and then swung behind the projecting rock which formed the ear of the face.
"The Golden Rock" by Ernest Glanville
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