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THROAT, med. jur. The anterior part of the neck. Dungl. plea. Diet. h.t.; Coop. Dict. h.t.; 2 Good's Study of Med. 302; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 97, n.
     2. The word throat, in an indictment which charged the defendant with murder, by "cutting the throat of the deceased," does not mean, and is not to be confined to that part of the neck which is scientifically called the throat, but signifies that which is commonly called the throat. 6 Carr. & Payne, 401; S. C. 25 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 458.

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For Guisborough Theatre Group are preparing to stage Carpe Jugulum adapted from Terry Pratchett's Discworld favourite.
Carpe Jugulum, People's Theatre Newcastle, until tomorrow IN Stephen Briggs's adaptation of the popular Terry Pratchett Discworld novel, the Magpyr, vampires plan to take over Lancre, worming their way into the castle to set their plans in motion.
Nanny Ogg, Granny Weatherwax and Agnes Nitt will be defending their kingdom against the arrival of a family of witches in Carpe Jugulum - a hilarious adaptation of the writer's 23rd Discworld novel.
Hartert (1927:22) augmented this: "There are a number of narrow white bars, both on the sides of and across the jugulum, and the sides of breast and abdomen, also on the under tail coverts.
3) There are few examples of truly Good characters in the "Witches" novels; perhaps Mightily Oats, the Omnian priest in Carpe Jugulum, comes closest, at least after his wavering faith is tested and refined by his adventures with the witches of Lance.