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  • n. Plural form of tongue.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tongue.


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  • Well, that's no fun.

    April 13, 2010

  • Well, apparently your tongue may be ONLY dry or pickled. Furry, forked, pierced, or still attached ones, according to this text, I surmise, are not permitted.

    April 9, 2010

  • Or pierced?

    April 8, 2010

  • Or forked?

    April 8, 2010

  • Or still attached?

    April 7, 2010

  • And if my tongue's furry?

    April 7, 2010

  • "Tongues.

    If your tongue is a dry one, soak it in water all night; but if a pickled one, only wash it well, and put it in cold water; (the dry one will take three hours boiling, the pickled one two hours and a half) when it is done peel the skin and cut the outside of the root off, put it in a dish, and garnish with carrots and sprigs of greens, or whole turneps sic boiled."

    —Richard Briggs, The New Art of Cookery, According to the Present Practice; being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a Plan Entirely New, Consisting of Thirty-Eight Chapters... (Philadelphia: Printed for W. Spotswood, R. Campbell, and B. Johnson, M.DCC.XCII), 119.

    April 7, 2010