Throttle vs Thropple - What's the difference?

throttle | thropple |


As nouns the difference between throttle and thropple

is that throttle is a valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an internal combustion engine and thus controls its speed; a similar valve that controls the air supply to an engine while thropple is larynx, windpipe.

As verbs the difference between throttle and thropple

is that throttle is to cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc) while thropple is (obsolete) to throttle.

throttle

Etymology 1

From (etyl) *. More at (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an internal combustion engine and thus controls its speed; a similar valve that controls the air supply to an engine.
  • The lever or pedal that controls this valve.
  • The windpipe or trachea.
  • (Sir Walter Scott)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (throttl)
  • To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.).
  • To strangle or choke someone.
  • * Milton
  • Grant him this, and the Parliament hath no more freedom than if it sat in his noose, which, when he pleases to draw together with one twitch of his negative, shall throttle a whole nation, to the wish of Caligula, in one neck.
  • To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
  • To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
  • To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Throttle their practised accent in their fears.

    thropple

    English

    Noun

    (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. }}

    Verb

    (throppl)
  • (obsolete) to throttle