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A muscle in the centre of the mouth, used to articulate sound or chew.

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Usage examples (38)
  • Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
  • She has a glib tongue
  • And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity, &c., v. 5, 6.
  • Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things, v. 4, 5.
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