wandering nerve


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wandering nerve a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera
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In literature:

No other footstep paced down any of those streets of shattered houses through which we wandered with tightened nerves.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
Every nerve to-day was like a harpstring tightly drawn where every wandering air must touch it.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
The wandering breeze ceased, and the wilderness fell into a silence so deep and heavy that it preyed upon the nerves of the Spaniard.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The sublime ego wanders through nerve paths to the bowels, and the bowel experiences are the dreams.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo M√ľnsterberg
It affects my nerves to see you wander about like that.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
As her eyes wandered from one object to another in the charming room, her tense nerves began to relax.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
What wanderer thus preceded me, I asked myself, with a certain tingling of the nerves, shaken, perhaps, by what I had just seen?
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens