The air passing through the voice-box strikes against the vocal cords, the tension of which can be varied by the muscles.
I will now pass on to the consideration of the voice-box, or larynx, containing the reed portion of the vocal instrument.
Through the opening behind this curtain the air passes down into the voice-box and then into the lungs.
Two little white bands are stretched across the inside of the voice-box.
Outstanding differences are the normal fore legs, the development of a voice-box in the male, and an ovipositor in the female.
The cover of the voice-box closes whenever we swallow anything.
If we eat or drink too fast the voice-box will not have time to close its little door and prevent our being choked.
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