To stick in one's gizzard
Gizzard Giz"zard, n. [F. g['e]sier, L. gigeria, pl., the cooked entrails of poultry. Cf. {Gigerium}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals. (b) A stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks. [1913 Webster]

{Gizzard shad} (Zo["o]l.), an American herring ({Dorosoma cepedianum}) resembling the shad, but of little value.

{To fret the gizzard}, to harass; to vex one's self; to worry. [Low] --Hudibras.

{To stick in one's gizzard}, to be difficult of digestion; to be offensive. [Low] [1913 Webster]


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