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tongues, plural;
  1. Sound (a note) distinctly on a wind instrument by interrupting the air flow with the tongue

  2. Lick or caress with the tongue
    • - the other horse tongued every part of the colt's mane
  1. The fleshy muscular organ in the mouth of a mammal, used for tasting, licking, swallowing, and (in humans) articulating speech

  2. The equivalent organ in other vertebrates, sometimes used (in snakes) as a scent organ or (in chameleons) for catching food

  3. An analogous organ in insects, formed from some of the mouthparts and used in feeding

  4. The tongue of a hoofed mammal, in particular an ox or lamb, as food

  5. Used in reference to a person's style or manner of speaking
    • - he was a redoubtable debater with a caustic tongue
  6. A particular language
    • - the prioress chatted to the peddler in a strange tongue
  7. A thing resembling or likened to a tongue, in particular

  8. A long, low promontory of land

  9. A strip of leather or fabric under the laces in a shoe, attached only at the front end

  10. The pin of a buckle

  11. A projecting strip on a wooden board fitting into a groove on another

  12. The vibrating reed of a musical instrument or organ pipe

  13. A jet of flame
    • - a tongue of flame flashes four feet from the gun

  1. articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  2. a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
  3. lick or explore with the tongue
  4. natural language: a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
  5. any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
  6. a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue"
  7. The tongue is a group of muscles on the floor of the mouth that manipulates food for mastication. It is the primary organ of taste, as much of the upper surface of the tongue is covered in papillae and taste buds. ...
  8. Tongue (Tunga from Old Norse Tunga) is a coastal village in northwest Highland, Scotland (in the western part of the former county of Sutherland. It lies on the east shore above the base of the Kyle of Tongue and north of the mountains Ben Hope and Ben Loyal.
  9. Tongues or langues were the geographic-cultural subgroupings of the members of the Knights of Rhodes/Maltese Knights from the 14th to the 18th century. Functionally they corresponded roughly to the Provinces of other religious orders.
  10. "Tongue" is a song by R.E.M., released as the fifth and final single from their ninth studio album Monster. It was only released in the UK. In the song, lead singer Michael Stipe performs in falsetto; he has stated several times he is in fact supposed to be a girl in the song. ...
  11. The Tongue is a Sydney music artist signed to Australian independent label Elefant Traks. He has recorded with Urthboy, Bertie Blackman, The Bag Raiders, Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious), Katalyst, Braintax, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins, and Muph & Plutonic.
  12. (Tongues) Glossolalia or speaking in tongues is the fluid vocalizing (or, less commonly, the writing) of speech-like syllables, often as part of religious practice. Though some consider these utterances to be meaningless, those that use them consider them to be part of a holy language.
  13. The flexible muscular organ in the mouth that is used to move food around, for tasting and that is moved into various positions to modify the flow of air from the lungs in order to produce different sounds in speech; A language; Glossolalia; In a shoe, the flap of material that goes between the ...
  14. (Tongues) enable some Christians to praise God either in another language not yet learned (Acts 2) or in ecstatic utterance that is not an earthly language (1 Corinthians 14). In either case one's prayer is addressed to God, not to other people (I Corinthians 14:2).
  15. (Tongues) As in "speaking in tongues"; a grace-gift of the Holy Spirit. Either a supernatural language of the Spirit, or an ability to speak in a human language not known by God's miraculous power. ...
  16. (Tongues (Su)) All archons can speak with any creature that has a language, as though using a tongues spell (caster level 14th). This ability is always active.
  17. (Tongues) Sheets of clay that are longer than they are wide, and can be thicker (in depth) than a rolled sheet. These are formed by hand, not by stacking
  18. (Tongues) Speaking in unlearned languages. See "Pentecostal".
  19. (Tongues) Takes place when the Holy Spirit demonstrates Christ's knowledge of all languages by speaking a message spontaneously through a believer. (Mark 16:17; 1 Cor. 12:10; 1 Cor. 12:28; 1 Cor. 13:1; 1 Cor. 14:13-19; 1 Cor. 14:39)
  20. (Tongues) Thin pieces of wood used to strengthen joints, still used but more often than not Biscuits are now used for convenience.
  21. (Tonguing) Provision is made for two types of tonguing: one being tonguing of an albic horizon into a B horizon (Albiglossic), the other being the more unusual case of tonguing of an A horizon into the B or C horizon (Glossic, Molliglossic and Umbriglossic).
  22. (Tonguing) Sometimes, when a coin is too shiny to get the grade desired from one of the grading services, its owner will dab a bit of saliva on it to dull the shiny high points. This is known as Tonguing it. A similar procedure to impart a bit of dullness is thumbing. [See Slab]
  23. (Tonguing) Using the tongue to control the flow of air into a wind instrument at the beginning of a note usually moving the tongue as if saying the syllables ‘TA", "TO", "TE", "DA", etc.
  24. (tonguing) In the performance of wind instruments, the technique of using the tongue to produce certain sounds and effects, and especially the technique in which notes are attacked and articulated.
  25. Flap that starts at the vamp of the shoe and goes the length of the top of the shoe. It is padded to offer cushioning from the laces.