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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The supporting roles were spotty, with throatiness infecting some of the lower-range voices.
Brands describes Reagan's "wonderful voice, which, if anything, grew more seductive with the throatiness of age." His trademark sunny disposition helped, of course.
This 24-year-old phenom has a range from soft scat to fierce throatiness. Ever since I've been listening to her new, Grammy-nomimated album WomanChild.