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 for Tongue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Radula \Rad"u*la\ (r[a^]d"[-u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. Radulae
     (r[a^]d"[-u]*l[=e]). [L., a scraper, fr. radere to scrape.]
     The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; -- called
     also lingual ribbon, and tongue. See Odontophore.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tongue \Tongue\, n. [OE. tunge, tonge, AS. tunge; akin to
     OFries. tunge, D. tong, OS. tunga, G. zunge, OHG. zunga,
     Icel. & Sw. tunga, Dan tunge, Goth. tugg[=o], OL. dingua, L.
     lingua. [root]243 Cf.{Language, Lingo. ]
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     1. (Anat.) an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of
        most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.
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     Note: The tongue is usually muscular, mobile, and free at one
           extremity, and in man other mammals is the principal
           organ of taste, aids in the prehension of food, in
           swallowing, and in modifying the voice as in speech.
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                 To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
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     2. The power of articulate utterance; speech.
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              Parrots imitating human tongue.       --Dryden.
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     3. Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
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              Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.
                                                    --L. Estrange.
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     4. Honorable discourse; eulogy. [Obs.]
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              She was born noble; let that title find her a
              private grave, but neither tongue nor honor. --Beau.
                                                    & Fl.
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     5. A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular
        nation; as, the English tongue. --Chaucer.
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              Whose tongue thou shalt not understand. --Deut.
                                                    xxviii. 49.
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              To speak all tongues.                 --Milton.
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     6. Speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts
        or actions.
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              My little children, let us love in word, neither in
              tongue, but in deed and in truth.     --1 John iii.
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     7. A people having a distinct language.
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              A will gather all nations and tongues. --Isa. lxvi.
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     8. (Zool.)
        (a) The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.
        (b) The proboscis of a moth or a butterfly.
        (c) The lingua of an insect.
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     9. (Zool.) Any small sole.
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     10. That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue,
         in position or form. Specifically: 
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         (a) A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as,
             the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.
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         (b) A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits
             into a groove.
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         (c) A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting
             from the mainland into a sea or a lake.
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         (d) The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox
             cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.
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         (e) The clapper of a bell.
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         (f) (Naut.) A short piece of rope spliced into the upper
             part of standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper
             main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.
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         (g) (Mus.) Same as Reed, n., 5.
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     To hold the tongue, to be silent.
     Tongue bone (Anat.), the hyoid bone.
     Tongue grafting. See under Grafting.
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     Syn: Language; speech; expression. See Language.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tongue \Tongue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tongued; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To speak; to utter. "Such stuff as madmen tongue." --Shak.
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     2. To chide; to scold.
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              How might she tongue me.              --Shak.
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     3. (Mus.) To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in
        playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
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     4. To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tongue \Tongue\, v. i.
     1. To talk; to prate. --Dryden.
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     2. (Mus.) To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in
        playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous
           membrane and located in the oral cavity [syn: tongue,
           lingua, glossa, clapper]
      2: a human written or spoken language used by a community;
         opposed to e.g. a computer language [syn: natural language,
         tongue] [ant: artificial language]
      3: any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame
         licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire
         into the dark" [syn: tongue, knife]
      4: a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she
         has a glib tongue"
      5: a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea [syn:
         spit, tongue]
      6: the tongue of certain animals used as meat
      7: the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot
      8: metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by
         hitting the side [syn: clapper, tongue]
      v 1: articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
      2: lick or explore with the tongue

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  189 Moby Thesaurus words for "tongue":
     Maypole, abatis, aftertaste, alveolar ridge, alveolus, apex, argot,
     articulation, arytenoid cartilages, back, bagpipe, bar, baste,
     bell, berate, bill, bitter, blade, blow, blow a horn, blunder,
     boob, brains, breakwater, bugle, cape, carillon, carpet,
     chersonese, chew out, chimes, chitterlings, church bell, clapper,
     clarion, cockscomb, coral reef, cowbell, delta, dialect,
     dinner bell, dinner gong, doodle, doorbell, dorsum, double-tongue,
     facetiously, faux pas, fife, fire bell, flagstaff, flavor, flute,
     foreland, gaffe, giblets, gizzard, gong, gong bell, gust,
     hand bell, hard palate, haslet, head, headland, heart, hook, idiom,
     in fun, in jest, jaw, jestingly, jingle bell, jocularly, jokingly,
     keep mum, kidneys, language, langue, lap, larynx, lick, lingo,
     lingua, linguistic act, lip, lips, liver, locution, marrow,
     mistake, mouth, mull, nasal cavity, naze, ness, oral cavity,
     palate, parlance, parol, parole, passing bell, patois, peninsula,
     personal usage, pharyngeal cavity, pharynx, phonation, phraseology,
     pipe, point, pole, promontory, rail, rate, reef, relish, rod,
     sacring bell, salt, sandspit, sapidity, sapor, savor, savoriness,
     say nothing, scape, sequence of phonemes, shaft, sheepbell,
     shut up, sleigh bell, slip, smack, soft palate, sound, sour,
     speaking, speech, speech act, speech organ, spit, spur, stalk,
     stem, stick, stomach, string, sweet, sweetbread, syrinx, talk,
     tang, taste, taste bud, teeth, teeth ridge, telephone bell,
     the spoken word, tintinnabulum, tip, toot, tooth, tootle,
     totem pole, triangle, tripe, triple-tongue, trumpet, tweedle,
     upbraid, usage, utterance, utterance string, velum, vernacular,
     vocable, vocal chink, vocal cords, vocal folds, vocal processes,
     voice, voice box, whimsically, whistle, wind, wind the horn, word,
     word of mouth

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