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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
stick in sb's throat/gullet
▪ Did he want me to eat shit or the words stick in my throat and choke me?
▪ It stuck in my throat and I had to cough and cough to dislodge it.
▪ Now sheer monotony makes it stick in the gullet like sawdust.
▪ Swallow, something sticking in my throat.
▪ The breath was stuck in her throat and her mouth felt dry.
▪ While the arrows still seemed stuck in their throats they danced to right and left with short, shuffling steps.
▪ Bing could be one himself if he threw enough slugs down his gullet.
▪ He clutched his throat, gagging on the bone embedded in his gullet.
▪ Other rhythmic sequences consisted of repetitive simultaneous contractions in the uppermost portion of the gullet.
▪ Remnants were found in the throat and gullet, as some of it had been swallowed.
▪ Riven downed a great gulp of the cold beer and felt it alternately chill and warm his gullet.
▪ This mucus floods the area at the base of the tongue and the entrance to the gullet, adhering to the walls.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gullet \Gul"let\, n. [OE. golet, OF. Goulet, dim. of gole, goule, throat, F. gueule, L. gula; perh. akin to Skr. gula, G. kenle; cf. F. goulet the neck of a bottle, goulotte channel gutter. Cf. Gules, Gully.]

  1. (Anat.) The tube by which food and drink are carried from the pharynx to the stomach; the esophagus.

  2. Something shaped like the food passage, or performing similar functions; as:

    1. A channel for water.

    2. (Engin.) A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons.

    3. A concave cut made in the teeth of some saw blades.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300 (as a surname), from Old French golet "neck (of a bottle); gutter; bay, creek," diminutive of gole "throat, neck" (Modern French gueule), from Latin gula "throat," also "appetite," from PIE root *gwele- (3) "to swallow" (cognates: Latin gluttire "to gulp down, devour," Old English ceole "throat," Old Church Slavonic glutu "gullet," Old Irish gelim "I devour").


n. 1 The throat or oesophagus. 2 (context cytology English) The cytopharynx of a ciliate, through which food is ingested. 3 The space between the tooth of a saw blade. 4 A channel for water. 5 A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons.


n. the passage between the pharynx and the stomach [syn: esophagus, oesophagus, gorge]

Gullet (disambiguation)

Gullet may refer to:

  • The esophagus
  • Gulet, a Turkish sailboat,
  • Ruud Gullit, the Dutch football player and manager

Usage examples of "gullet".

Dengar had discovered him, halfdigested by the gullet of the Sarlacc, lying in the sunsbaked wasteland, Fett had had enough remaining strength to speak, but not to protect himself.

The pains were an hour apart to begin with, then every fifteen minutes or so and every ten and so forth until at last it was just one long unbearable century or so of anguish while the thing that seemed to fill me from gullet to goolies, a thing with sharp hooves and needles like a porcupine, was being pried out by some invisible force using a battering ram and a fireplace poker.

Sometimes he was drawing her in an agony from the swallowing gullet of a quicksand, which held her fast, and swallowed at her all the time that he fought to rescue her from its jawless throat.

The forked tongue of the Serpent was still a thing of crumbling smoke in a dark and yawning gullet that was but shadow filling the end of the room where men reeled and fenced and thrust and fell, as the blue light rose around the king, growing deeper and darker until it seemed like the night sky studded with stars.

I can hack her fucking ears off and ram this knife in her rucking gullet!

Here, when a boy, I have passed in fear and trembling, as the bones of the dead clattered in the wind as it whistled down the Gullet or sighed and sobbed round the Swineyard above.

Castlemereton, as being near to the haunts of some of the stags in the Gullet Pass and about the Swineyard Hill, and where, after a deer had been killed, it could be flayed and dressed.

Gullet Pass is situated between the great camp of Midsummer Hill and the hill of the Swineyards, which Gilbert de Clare granted to the dwellers around Ledbury whereon to pasture their swine, and all around the camp there have grown up dense thickets, which form excellent shelter for deer or wild boar, although tradition says that a British town once clustered around the base of these hills.

So, within ten minutes at the most of those irons being unlocked, I want this ship tacking down the Gullet under topsails.

But, except for scarcity of fish, the scene is very little altered, and one is a boy again, in heart, beneath the elms of Yair, or by the Gullets at Ashiesteil.

It has its roots there in the antrum and it has grown upwards, under the cheekbone, into the eye socket, and downwards into the gullet.

As it poured down his gullet he felt it scouring him, reducing the untidy tangle of his insides to a minimalist shell.

This, as far as we could judge from the accounts of foresters, was somewhere in the Gullet dingle among a thicket of hollies above the Dead Oaks, and where tradition says Sire John Oldcastle lay hid during three days when our house at Birtsmereton was searched by the bloodhounds of the Archbishop Arundel, and even our secret room in the pannelled chamber was considered to be unsafe.

With his gullet spackled by damp oats and mushed peanuts, he was left to pant like a pleuritic mandrill.

One of his hands was under her skirts, the other was repeatedly tossing schnaps down his gullet, and his one eye was rapidly getting red, while he mumbled things she could not possibly comprehend.