noun /ˈwiːzənd/
a) The oesophagus.

“By Heaven, and all saints in it, better food hath not passed my weasand for three livelong days, and by God’s providence it is that I am now here to tell it.”

b) The throat in general.

‘Which fellows?’ Very loud now, but a tightening in her weasand.

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  • Weasand — Wea sand, n. [OE. wesand, AS. w[=a]send; akin to OFries. w[=a]sende, w[=a]sande; cf. OHG. weisunt.] The windpipe; called also, formerly, {wesil}. [Formerly, written also, {wesand}, and {wezand}.] [1913 Webster] Cut his weasand with thy knife.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weasand — noun Etymology: Middle English wesand, from Old English *wǣsend gullet; akin to Old English wāsend gullet, Old High German weisunt windpipe Date: before 12th century throat, gullet; also trachea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weasand — /wee zeuhnd/, n. Archaic. 1. throat. 2. esophagus; gullet. 3. trachea; windpipe. [bef. 1000; ME wesand, OE waesend, var. of wasend gullet; c. OFris wasande windpipe] * * * …   Universalium

  • weasand — wea·sand wēz ənd, wiz ən(d) n THROAT, GULLET also WINDPIPE …   Medical dictionary

  • weasand — Cleveland Dialect List the gullet, the windpipe …   English dialects glossary

  • weasand — n. throat; esophagus; windpipe (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weasand — n. Windpipe, trachea, throttle, throat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • weasand — wea·sand …   English syllables

  • weasand —   n. throat; gullet; wind pipe …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • weasand — …   Useful english dictionary

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