Here's a transcript in case you're at the vet waiting for your cat's tonsils to be removed.
Think the Frogtown settlers rinsed their tonsils with something that was “too wet to plow and too thick to drink”?
The procedure is now the most common surgery performed in the U.S.—more common than getting your tonsils or appendix removed.
The tonsils lie between two folds, the pillars of the fauces, connected with the soft palate.
He didn't so much as glance at her tonsils; he simply picked her up in his arms and hugged her.
This is especially the case when the tonsils are very large and occupy a prominent position in the throat.
Look for all the world just as I done when I had the tonsils two winters ago.
But she confessed that she was still tormented by a haunting fear of a possible future burning or cutting of her tonsils.
Often the lining membranes of the mouth, throat and tonsils slough and bleed.
He speaks of it in connection with other throat manifestations under the heading of "crusty and pestilent ulcers of the tonsils."
c.1600, from Latin tonsillae (plural) "tonsils," diminutive of toles "goiter," which is perhaps of Gaulish origin.
tonsil ton·sil (tŏn'səl)
A collection of lymphoid tissue.
A small oral mass of lymphoid tissue, especially either of two such masses embedded in the lateral walls of the opening between the mouth and the pharynx, of uncertain function, but believed to help protect the body from respiratory infections. Also called faucial tonsil, palatine tonsil.
Note: Formerly, tonsils were often removed surgically in childhood, but now they are not, unless the tonsils have grown too large or are continually subject to infection.