What does the word gizzard mean?

Usage examples for gizzard

  1. In some rivers the trout do so; and what is curious, during the spring, have a regular gizzard, a temporary thickening of the coats of the stomach, to enable them to grind the pebbly cases of the caddises. – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  2. As the Archbishop of Canterbury so feelingly put it in his sermon in Westminster Abbey last Sunday, 'Now that we have them by the neck let us go on, in deep and steadfast purpose, till we have twisted the gizzard out of them. – The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities by Stephen Leacock
  3. " I don't think you will," growled Gizzard. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
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