from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nipple of the mammary gland; a mamilla.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.
- n. An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a mammilla; a dug; a tit.
- n. A small protuberance or nozzle resembling the teat of an animal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mammary nipple; the tip of the mammary gland, through which milk passes out, or is drawn out by sucking or squeezing; the pap of a woman or the dug of a beast.
- n. Hence, the mammary gland; the breast; the udder.
- n. Something resembling a teat, as a nozle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the small projection of a mammary gland
Meanwhile this teat is being used to keep contractor teams fed while waiting for the Next Great Thing.
Biden saying what he did and the media latching onto it like a pup starving for a teat is what allowed Obama to make the veiled proimse to leave Israel in the lurch if it acts imprudently.
As long as the government teat is so engorged, the suckers will have at it – and us.
Although the public discussion revolved around Simpson's use of one of the seven dirty words you can't say on TV -- an odd word choice for a guy from a farm state, who should be naturally inclined to use the word "teat" -- the real story is in Simpson's seething scorn for the entire idea of the Social Security system.
May 2008 (CDT) hey hay, happy holiday, cheers to you, bom apetite - which rhymes with 'teat' -
I don ` t know about you, but my teat is a little sore.
This cavity is connected with the exterior through the milk duct in the teat, which is more or less tightly closed by the circular sphincter muscles, thus preventing the milk from flowing out.
The rudiment of the teat is a depression or invagination of the epidermis from the bottom of which six stout hairs arise.
The swapping of "teat" (the commonly-used word for an animal's milk-giving gland) for the word that refers to a woman's breast was Simpson's own alteration, probably intended to disturb the female recipient of his comment.
I also imagine that very rarely did these tales ever include the word "teat".
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