The dust catches in the throat like smoke, and the tiny glasslike shards sting the eyes.
Have you heard about Vakkali, the Buddhist sage who attained Nirvana while slicing his own throat?
I took out my knife, my Ka-Bar, and knocked his teeth out, but they fell into his throat.
Old English þrote (implied in þrotbolla "the Adam's apple, larynx," literally "throat boll"), related to þrutian "to swell," from Proto-Germanic *thrut- (cf. Old High German drozza, German Drossel, Old Saxon strota, Middle Dutch strote, Dutch strot "throat"), perhaps from PIE *trud- (cf. Old English þrutian "to swell," Old Norse þrutna "to swell").
The notion is of "the swollen part" of the neck. Italian strozza "throat," strozzare "to strangle" are Germanic loan-words. College slang for "competitive student" is 1970s, from cutthroat.
The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx.
The anterior portion of the neck.
An exciting movie, play, etc, esp a horror show; chiller (1889+)