from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a thick tongue; specifically, in herpetology, pachyglossate.


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  • Fortunately, I am fluent in the thick-tongued dialect of the chemically restrained.


  • Yet all night long Arden flitted in and out of my nightmares so that in the morning I woke up fuzzy-headed, thick-tongued.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • Lt. Jeffrey Zaun, the POW whose swollen face on NEWSWEEK'S Feb. 4 cover and thick-tongued sound bites on TV had outraged Americans against Saddam Hussein, said he had feared for his life 90 percent of the time, though 90 percent of his cuts and bruises had been "flail injuries" from ejecting at 500 miles per hour.

    'I Thought I Was Going To Die'

  • The apes in Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" look tremendously regal, but the heavy makeup makes the actors sound thick-tongued and muffled: it's like they're all wearing retainers.

    The Trouble With Hairy

  • And like you said, if you could reverse the situation, I could tell that he was getting thick-tongued and lethargic and hypothermic, and I was very worried.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2006

  • “I am coming,” I murmured in desperate petition, thick-tongued and half awake at the greying of dawn, “I am coming.”

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • “I think I could stand a little more of that whiskey,” Nicholas mumbled, thick-tongued.


  • Eyeball-burning, thick-tongued scared, and the closer she came to Gracious Boon the worse it became.


  • I felt stupid with desire, thick-headed and thick-tongued as I pressed her warmth against my own cold flesh.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • She answered him in a thick-tongued, sleepy murmur.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz


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