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Usage examples for jugular

  1. Prepare for death, or- I give you your choice: I shall either cut your jugular vein or kiss you. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  2. Irritated by this unexpected resistance, and maddened by drink, Morgan turned on Cooper and stabbed him; he sank down with a groan; on this Welch gave Morgan a fearful gash, dividing his jugular, and was stabbed, in return, by Prince, but not severely; these two grappled and rolled over one another, stabbing and cursing at the bottom of the boat; meantime, Mackintosh was received by Hazel with a point blank thrust in the face from the helm that staggered him, though a very powerful man, and drove him backward against the mast; but, in delivering this thrust, Hazel's foot slipped, and he fell with great violence on his head and arm; Mackintosh recovered himself, and sprang upon the stern thwart with his knife up and gleaming over Helen Rolleston. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  3. Whoever chewed you was working for your jugular vein, and he was halfway through the wall when he stopped. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  4. As soon as he comes up with the elk, he leaps upon him, and fastens upon his neck, about which he twists his long tail, and then cuts his jugular. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  5. Open the temporal artery or jugular vein, or bleed from the arm; employ electricity, if at hand, and proceed as for drowning, taking the additional precaution to apply eight or ten leeches to the temples. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  6. 81.- Showing the Carotid Artery and Jugular Vein on the Right Side, with Some of their Main Branches. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  7. It severed the jugular vein, which seemed to have been the aim of the murderer. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  8. One of my best men, Serroor, had a narrow escape; a lance went through his neck, almost grazing the jugular vein. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  9. The book, called, as you may remember, " The Shadow and the Substance," was a tour de force in vapid writing, and it almost severed his literary jugular vein. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  10. A man had been found murdered in a taxicab, his throat stabbed through from ear to ear, the jugular pierced, life absolutely extinct; the murderer vanished. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
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