Queenie, who tongued on a trail, was one of the few hounds who'd followed Old Joe to his magic sycamore.
V-jointed, wrought, grooved and tongued boarding, cut in 5-ft.
The bed stock is cut into strips, planed on all sides, and tongued and grooved on the widest sides.
A slow starter and slow hunter, Melinda had said, and she tongued on the trail.
The sills should be mitred and tongued at the angles and secured by a hand-rail bolt.
Now will the tongued world say—See the vile boy of Mary Glendinning!
The material is tongued and grooved, secret-nailed, and should be smoothed off after laying.
It is made of 14-inch tongued and grooved boards supported eight inches above the ground on 24-inch joists.
Considering a moment he shoved the glass back again, while Old John tongued his lips in anticipation of a treat.
On the third day they came down to one of those fiords which tongued inland, fringing the coast.
Old English tunge "organ of speech, speech, language," from Proto-Germanic *tungon (cf. Old Saxon and Old Norse tunga, Old Frisian tunge, Middle Dutch tonghe, Dutch tong, Old High German zunga, German Zunge, Gothic tuggo), from PIE *dnghwa- (cf. Latin lingua "tongue, speech, language," from Old Latin dingua; Old Irish tenge, Welsh tafod, Lithuanian liezuvis, Old Church Slavonic jezyku).
For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come. The spelling of the ending of the word apparently is a 14c. attempt to indicate proper pronunciation, but the result is "neither etymological nor phonetic, and is only in a very small degree historical" [OED]. Meaning "foreign language" is from 1530s. Tongue-tied is first recorded 1520s.
"to touch with the tongue, lick," 1680s, from tongue (n.). Earlier as a verb it meant "drive out by order or reproach" (late 14c.). Related: Tongued; tonguing.
A mobile mass of muscular tissue that is covered with mucous membrane, occupies much of the cavity of the mouth, forms part of its floor, bears the organ of taste, and assists in chewing, swallowing, and speech.