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  1. plural form of tonsil
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XX:
      “So now everything's fine.” I uttered a hacking laugh. “No,” I said, in answer to a query from Aunt Dahlia. “I have not accidentally swallowed my tonsils, I was merely laughing hackingly. Ironical that the young blister should say that everything is fine, for at this very moment disaster stares us in the eyeball.”
  2. (plural only, nonstandard) The uvula.

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