Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of uvula.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We have two children, both of whom have antecedents, as well as dangling participles—sort of like uvulas.

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  • Our uvulas and dental work are on display for all to see.

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  • From such trifles as uvulas and tonsils they went on to ovaries and appendices until at last no one's inside was safe.

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  • The father used to snip off the ends of people's uvulas for fifty guineas, and paint throats with caustic every day for a year at two guineas a time.

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  • Tonsils, vermiform appendices, uvulas, even ovaries are sacrificed because it is the fashion to get them cut out, and because the operations are highly profitable.

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  • The only things yet to be branded "Hardy" are butt plugs and plastic uvulas.

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  • With its guttural "ch," unnatural to American uvulas, this common phrase would easily have reduced to O.K. It certainly wouldn't be the lone Scotticism in the early American lexicon.

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  • What's more annoying than twisted renderings of foreign place names (personal peeve: "My woman from To-kay-o" are those pretentious polyglots who insist on 'properly' pronouncing foreign words by trilling their uvulas, curling their tongues, coughing up hairballs, or pursing their lips ever so pompously (e.g.

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