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guttural

Anatomy of or relating to the throat
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Uncas is here," said another voice, in the same soft, guttural tones, near his elbow; "who speaks to Uncas?
To savages generally is imputed a guttural articulation.
Mohegan now spoke in tolerable English, but in a low, monotonous, guttural tone;
Now they heard the swish of a water-tank, and the guttural voice of a China-man, the clink-clink of hammers that tested the Krupp steel wheels, and the oath of a tramp chased off the rear platform; now the solid crash of coal shot into the tender; and now a beating back of noises as they flew past a waiting train.
said Kim, with the correct guttural note of wonder.
The next moment a torrent of guttural but good-humored oaths came from Major Burke as he and the two other men saw what was in front of them.
Except for the clanking of accouterments and the occasional squeal of an angry thoat or the low guttural of a zitidar, the passage of the cavalcade was almost noiseless, for neither thoat nor zitidar is a hoofed animal, and the broad tires of the chariots are of an elastic composition, which gives forth no sound.
The frogs struck in their guttural soprano, redoubled by the yelping of the jackals, while the imposing bass of the African lion sustained the accords of this living orchestra.
Presently he stopped short, and uttering a guttural exclamation, pointed to the earth.
The poor fellow, supposing that the provost was asking his name, broke the silence which he habitually preserved, and replied, in a harsh and guttural voice, "Quasimodo.
She gave a low guttural sound, and her large face grew dark and red.
It was approaching through the jungle in a semi-erect position, now and then placing the backs of its closed fists upon the ground--a great anthropoid ape, and, as it advanced, it emitted deep guttural growls and an occasional low barking sound.