from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lacrymal or nasal duct, which carries off tears from the eye to the nose. See cut under lacrymal.


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  • There were truths he might tell if I got down to that tear-duct level, and this time I'd meet no garden hose on the way.


  • All of which is a very long-winded way of saying that War Horse the puppet-filled play that's wowed London audiences since 2007 transferred to Broadway last week, and is making New Yorkers weep like there's some sort of highly contagious tear-duct infection doing the rounds on the Upper West Side.

    The Guardian World News

  • Rabbit may have a tear-duct infection Paula found Fred running loose in her neighborhood about four years ago.

    The Seattle Times

  • It's a real tear-duct haunter of genuine ache, and the way her voice croaks and willows over the acoustic bassline is just ... ahhhh.

    Drowned In Sound // Feed

  • Just no creating new repukes (and please don’t tell me the tear-duct steroid f***tard has already bred).

    Think Progress » Cuccinelli: Homosexual ‘acts’ are a ‘detriment to our culture.’


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