Usage examples for auricular

  1. It's too hard that a gentleman cannot take his ride home from a race, or a merry- making, but he must have his throat cut from ear to ear- ear to ear, Sir;" and with these words, the speaker's own auricular protuberances seemed to glow, as if in conscious horror, with a double carnation. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  2. A curious feature of his deafness was the gradual manner in which the auricular nerve decayed; he first lost the power of catching the higher notes of singers or instruments, as we have seen, while deep, low sounds were long audible to him; this may account for the prevalence of those deep- lying tones in almost all his later works, especially the Second Mass and the Ninth Symphony. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  3. With his free hand he felt for and found the rather elaborate contraption that furnished him with the means to counteract his auricular deficiencies. – Yollop by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. They recall, as regards situation, the posterior auricular muscle of man. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer