gizzard

Part of speech: noun

The second stomach of birds, in which the food is ground.

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Usage examples "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", Charles Kingsley.
  2. " I don't think you will," growled Gizzard. - "Sube Cane", Edward Bellamy Partridge.
  3. 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", Stephen Leacock.