Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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THROAT, n. Also I.Sc. form trot (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.; Ork. 1931 J. Leask Peculiar People 33). Sc. form ad usages:

1. In Combs. and Phrs.: (1) throat-road, jocularly, the throat, gullet. Phr. to tak the throat-road, of food or drink: to go down the throat, be swallowed; (2) to run doun the wrong throat, to be swallowed the wrong way, to get into the wind-pipe (Gall. 1905 E.D.D.), prob. an Irishism. (1) Abd. 1879 G. MacDonald Sir Gibbie iii.:
As lang's there's whusky, it wull tak the throt-ro'd.

2. A narrow stretch, as on a river, a ravine, gorge. Occas. in place-names. s.Sc. 1885 W. Scrope Salmon Fishing 217:
Peggy aiblins hadna likit my hankering aboot the throat [part of river] on sic a day.
Abd. 1900 A. I. McConnochie Donside 123:
A gorge with the descriptive name of My Lord's Throat.

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"Throat n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 14 Apr 2021 <>



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