Choke pear

Choke pear
Choke pear Choke" pear` 1. A kind of pear that has a rough, astringent taste, and is swallowed with difficulty, or which contracts the mucous membrane of the mouth. [1913 Webster]

2. A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that can not be answered. [Low] --S. Richardson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Choke pear (torture) — The Pear of Anguish. Torture museum in Lubuska Land Museum in Zielona Góra, Poland. The choke pear (or pear of anguish) is the modern name for a type of instrument displayed in some museums, consisting of a metal body (usually pear shaped)… …   Wikipedia

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