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tongue thrust

tongue thrust in Medicine

tongue thrust n.
The infantile pattern of the suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between the incisor teeth or between the alveolar ridges during the initial stage of swallowing.

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  • No voice could have spoken as that simple action spoke, no tongue thrust could have been so pointed.

    Where the Trail Divides Will Lillibridge
  • His tongue thrust out: As if to say: We know well what sort of fine gentleman Buiamonte is.

  • Through the white mist comes a leaping figure; it is Ragnhild coming up from among the bushes, running with her tongue thrust out.

    Wanderers Knut Hamsun
  • That evening Lisbeth Longfrock sat with her tongue thrust into one corner of her mouth, and wrote her response.

    Lisbeth Longfrock Hans Aanrud
  • Some lay on their backs, with eyes starting from their heads and tongue thrust out through clotted gore.

  • Would you like,” said the Stevenyne, “when you are on the scaffold, to have your tongue thrust through with a red-hot iron?

  • Robert Bartlett in the same court in 1638 was “psented” for cursing, and swearing, and had his tongue thrust in a cleft stick.

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