Usage examples for saliva

  1. The jaws were extended toward the prostrate body, were but inches removed from it, dripped their saliva upon the soddened skirt- when I bent forward, and at a range of some ten inches emptied the remaining three loaded chambers of my revolver into the creature's left eye! – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  2. He made droll grimaces, the pain was so bad, and the saliva ran out of his mouth. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  3. " It will ruin this country just as sure as that," and the Major with great dexterity directed a stream of saliva which fell with unerring precision upon the small stone in the gravel walk at which it was evidently aimed. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  4. It is an Overfulness and Obstruction of those Glands and their Tubes, which are to furnish the Saliva or Spittle; and particularly of the two large Glands which lie between the Ear and the Jaw; which are called the Parotides; and of two under the Jaw, called the Maxillares. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  5. With a wet smoker the saliva might have drained back, said Malcolm Sage, his eyes upon the stain, but this is nicotine from higher up the stem, which would take time to flow out. – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  6. There is generally a considerable flow of saliva, and he has frequently a more loose state of bowels than is his wont. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  7. The mouth tastes food dissolved in the saliva during the process of mastication, and the primary use of the sense of smell is to detect and analyse beforehand the small particles given off by food and floating in the atmosphere. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  8. They take a leaf, smear it with the lime paste, which is intended to increase the saliva, and then wrap it around the powder of the betel nut. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  9. There is often great determination of blood to the head, which a mother may recognise by the cheeks being red, hot, and swollen; the eyes red, irritable, and watery; and the saliva running from the mouth profusely. – The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease. by Thomas Bull, M.D.
  10. She plucked a cigarette from his lips, dragged on it, and put it back into his mouth, still damp with her saliva, an act that sent a shiver down Alan's neck and made the hair on the backs of his hands stand up. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  11. If we take too much drink with our meals, the flow of the saliva is checked, and digestion is hindered. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. Usually there is disturbed sleep, a slight fever, and greater flow of saliva; this is often relieved by letting the child have ice to bite, tied in a rag. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe