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  • All gastropods feed by using a radula, which is a tongue-like structure covered by rows of rasping teeth.

    Slugs and Snails

  • To wit: "Lumiere," an aluminum sofa with a tongue-like flame emanating from the seat, by Denis Santachiara.

    The Decorative and Beyond

  • They all produced different images in my mind: bronzed circles, silver strips, glistened steel, earth-colored ribbons with tongue-like edges.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

  • The Nero is the wider, more advanced version, while the slimmer Glide includes a roller ball to stroke the perineum ("almost tongue-like sensations," promises the brochure) and ribs at the base.

    Sex Toy Expo Fun, Not Novel

  • The tettix or cicada, alone of such creatures (and, in fact, alone of all creatures), is unprovided with a mouth, but it is provided with the tongue-like formation found in insects furnished with frontward stings; and this formation in the cicada is long, continuous, and devoid of any split; and by the aid of this the creature feeds on dew, and on dew only, and in its stomach no excretion is ever found.

    The History of Animals

  • The Crustacea also, both the Caraboid forms and the Crabs, are provided with teeth, namely their two anterior teeth; and between these they also present the tongue-like piece of flesh, as has indeed been already mentioned.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • Again, as the gustatory sensibility is intended to serve animals in the selection of food, it is not diffused equally over the whole surface of the tongue-like organ, but is placed chiefly in the tip; and for this reason it is the tip which is the only part of the tongue separated in fishes from the rest of the mouth.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • All the Testacea then, those that have not been mentioned as well as those that have, agree as stated in possessing a mouth with the tongue-like body, a stomach, and a vent for excrement, but they differ from each other in the positions and proportions of these parts.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • From the gullet of the monster protruded a tongue-like member as thick as a human forearm, studded with rasps.

    The Golden Torc

  • In the trumpet is a resounding cavity, and a tongue-like steel reed ten inches long, two and three-quarter inches wide, one inch thick at its fixed end, and half that at its free end.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885


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