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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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Then arose the throaty rumble I had heard before, and a dozen men were on their feet clamoring for recognition from Colonel Van Gilbert.
Pardon me," continued Razumov, after drawing breath and with a short, throaty laugh, "but I haven't inherited a revolutionary inspiration together with a resemblance from an uncle.
He flung his head back and laughed his throaty affected cackle of anger.
Against a background of throaty rumbling arose inarticulate cries of rage, with here and there a distinct curse, or word, or phrase.
I assume the journalists in attendance responded to Arsene's barb with a throaty chorus of: "Ooh, salty
That is of particular importance for performance cars, in which the bass-ridden throaty roar of engines play a crucial deciding factor for customers.
The new addition to the second generation R8 line-up has a fabric hood that can open in 20 seconds so occupants can enjoy the car's throaty V10 soundtrack.
French actress Marion Cotillard is excellent as Lady Macbeth but most of the men employ a throaty whisper so it's difficult to understand them.
Known for throaty metal-growls and drunken performances, the five-piece didn't exactly have widespread appeal.
Nutini, who has been nominated for several Brit awards over the years, is known for his throaty and soulful voice.
Summary: Anyone who has seen Jim Jarmusch's wry vampire comedy "Only Lovers Left Alive" will recall the scene close to the end of the movie, in which the immortal, bloodsucking lovers Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) cease wandering the narrow alleyways of Tangier to marvel at a throaty, hypnotic performance of the love song "Hal," by Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan.
Bluntly articulate, with a deep throaty laugh and a keen sense of irony, Benjamin Pogrund sits in an armchair in his apartment in a leafy Jerusalem neighborhood, remembering his friend, Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5 at 95.