from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun Prov. Eng. & Scot. Windpipe; throttle.
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- noun Scotland The
throat, especially the windpipeor gullet.
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Do the folk think I hae another thrapple in my pouch after John
Big talk from a thrapple I could wring one-handed?
Lord, eating Christian elements that but for His mercy choked them at the thrapple.
The Reverend Andrew Geddes was somewhat stricken in years; his beard was white as snow, his thrapple loose below his chin, and the flesh had ebbed from his bones, but his mind was as alert as ever, and his goodness stood manifest in his face.
With him was McNeilage, his mate, his face red and shining like a well-fed minister, and the drink to his thrapple.
"Ye turnip-faced spalpeen, oi'll cut yer dirty thrapple wid my gully knife."
"I'll tear the thrapple oot o 'you, you dirty swine!" he squealed, as he tugged at Black Jock's throat.
The strap o 'the bushbie was roond his thrapple, an' was juist aboot stranglin 'him, when I cut it wi' the ham knife.
"There's a hidie-hole I ken, but little good it'll dae ye when the hitch is on your thrapple."
Rashleigh and I stared in silence at this unexpected intruder, who proceeded to exhort us alternately: --- ` ` Do you, Maister Francis, opine that ye will re-establish your father's credit by cutting your kinsman's thrapple, or getting your ain sneckit instead thereof in the College-yards of Glasgow?