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  • noun
    The fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech.
    Used in reference to a person's style or manner of speaking. (he was a redoubtable debater with a caustic tongue)
    A strip of leather or fabric under the laces in a shoe, attached only at the front end.
    The free-swinging metal piece inside a bell which is made to strike the bell to produce the sound.
    A long, low promontory of land.
    A projecting strip on a wooden board fitting into a groove on another.
    The vibrating reed of a musical instrument or organ pipe.
    A jet of flame. (a tongue of flame flashed from the gun)
    Sound (a note) distinctly on a wind instrument by interrupting the air flow with the tongue. (Eugene has worked out the correct tonguing)
    Lick or caress with the tongue. (the other horse tongued every part of the colt's mane)


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