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  • n. The throat, especially the windpipe or gullet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Windpipe; throttle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as thropple.


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Corrupted from throttle? See thropple.


  • Do the folk think I hae another thrapple in my pouch after John

    Rob Roy

  • Big talk from a thrapple I could wring one-handed?

    The Virgin In The Ice

  • The strap o 'the bushbie was roond his thrapple, an' was juist aboot stranglin 'him, when I cut it wi' the ham knife.

    My Man Sandy

  • "Ye turnip-faced spalpeen, oi'll cut yer dirty thrapple wid my gully knife."

    The Kangaroo Marines

  • 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.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • "I'll tear the thrapple oot o 'you, you dirty swine!" he squealed, as he tugged at Black Jock's throat.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • "There's a hidie-hole I ken, but little good it'll dae ye when the hitch is on your thrapple."

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • With him was McNeilage, his mate, his face red and shining like a well-fed minister, and the drink to his thrapple.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • Lord, eating Christian elements that but for His mercy choked them at the thrapple.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • 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?

    Rob Roy


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  • Scots - throat, windpipe.

    December 26, 2007