Thropple vs Thrapple - What's the difference?

thropple | thrapple |

As nouns the difference between thropple and thrapple

is that thropple is larynx, windpipe while thrapple is (scotland|northern england) the throat, especially the windpipe or gullet.

As a verb thropple

is (obsolete) to throttle.




(en noun)
  • larynx, windpipe
  • *{{quote-book, year=1875, author=E. R. Billings, title=Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=In the sentiment of the following lines on "A pipe of Tobacco" by John Usher, all lovers of the plant will heartily join: "Let the toper regale in his tankard of ale, Or with alcohol moisten his thropple , Only give me I pray, a good pipe of soft clay, Nicely tapered, and thin in the stopple; And I shall puff, puff, let who will say enough, No luxury else I'm in lack o', No malice I hoard, 'gainst Queen, Prince, Duke or Lord, While I pull at my pipe of Tobacco. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1919, author=Frederic Moorman, title=More Tales of the Ridings, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="'He'll do nowt o' the sort,' I answered; 'and he wi' a hoast in his thropple like a badly cow. }}


  • (obsolete) to throttle
  • thrapple



    (en noun)
  • (Scotland, northern England) The throat, especially the windpipe or gullet.
  • *1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song'', Polygon 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), p. 42:
  • *:And she said it, she felt like a hen with a stone in its thrapple […].
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