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- n. Plural form of epiglottis.
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Choir forming on the outside, old Brownly having a tempermental fit as usual and Dud and I stationed over by the wall ready to split our epiglottises; on our marks, set all ready to go when Dud tosses up his cap, just as he used to when he was a little shaver and Bing!
The story, for example, of Osborne contracting epiglottises (a major throat infection) at the center of the book and his subsequent ten-day stay in a Thai hospital takes places two years after his initial visit for dental work.