To give one the lie in his throat
Throat Throat (thr[=o]t), n. [OE. throte, AS. [thorn]rote, [thorn]rotu; akin to OHG. drozza, G. drossel; cf. OFries. & D. stort. Cf. {Throttle}.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. (b) Hence, the passage through it to the stomach and lungs; the pharynx; -- sometimes restricted to the fauces. [1913 Webster]

I can vent clamor from my throat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A contracted portion of a vessel, or of a passage way; as, the throat of a pitcher or vase. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) The part of a chimney between the gathering, or portion of the funnel which contracts in ascending, and the flue. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) (a) The upper fore corner of a boom-and-gaff sail, or of a staysail. (b) That end of a gaff which is next the mast. (c) The angle where the arm of an anchor is joined to the shank. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

5. (Shipbuilding) The inside of a timber knee. [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot.) The orifice of a tubular organ; the outer end of the tube of a monopetalous corolla; the faux, or fauces. [1913 Webster]

{Throat brails} (Naut.), brails attached to the gaff close to the mast.

{Throat halyards} (Naut.), halyards that raise the throat of the gaff.

{Throat pipe} (Anat.), the windpipe, or trachea.

{To give one the lie in his throat}, to accuse one pointedly of lying abominably.

{To lie in one's throat}, to lie flatly or abominably. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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