Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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THROTTLE, n. Also trotle (Sh. 1894 Proc. Philosoph. Soc. Gsw. XXV. 116). The throat, gullet, wind-pipe. Gen. (exc. I.)Sc. Now chiefly dial. in Eng. Phr. to weet one's throttle, to slake one's thirst, sc. with liquor (Edb. 1812 P. Forbes Poems 92). Per. 1816 J. Duff Poems 99:
And gin there be a drip i' bottle, We's ha've't atween's to weet our throttle.
Dmf. 1836 J. Mayne Siller Gun 60:
For drouthy throttles Had left nought o' the meikle bin But empty bottles.
Mry. 1865 W. H. Tester Poems 152:
I'll hae a skyte for dry's my throttle.
Knr. 1878 J. L. Robertson Poems 78:
Whusky! it never wat his throttle!
Lnk. 1881 A. Wardrop J. Mathieson's Courtship 89:
If you've ony tin, You'll sune get what'll slake your throttle.

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



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