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jugular

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Definition veins in the neck that return blood from the head

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amy vital part that is vulnerable to attack
  • You can feel your pulse by pressing lightly with a finger at the base of the external jugular vein.
  • he always goes for the jugular
  • I lowered the glass, considering one quick slice to the jugular that would end it all.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • jugular = veins in the neck that return blood from the head
  • She kicked and flailed while Caul held a sharpened icicle to her throat and shouted, "Stay back or I drive this through her jugular!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Cut him right through the jugular.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I knew he was seeking to cut the all-important vein, the jugular.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • A quick incision to the jugular with a surgical knife; blood gurgles into a slop bucket; and all is over.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • You went for the jugular, just like a cop's supposed to in a murder case.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • "We've just inserted catheters into your carotid artery and jugular vein," says the nurse.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • 'Separation of jugular vein—death rapid—been dead at least half an hour.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • A pulsing jugular looped lazily down the length of her neck.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • It smashes his mouth, spraying out teeth, and penetrates to the jugular.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • He was motionless as I pressed my lips to his jugular.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I lay on the floor moaning that the dwarf ghost had done me wrong by sucking on my jugular vein.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The shot was fired; the ball entered under his chin and came out at the nape of his neck, after traversing the jugular vein.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • My bias is that successful advertising requires you to shock your audience—catch them unaware and, eh, go for that jugular.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Slowly it shifted up along the jugular.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Words that went for the jugular.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Then he drew his knife, wrapped the bridle reins tightly around one hand, and jabbed the knife into the horse's neck, slashing the jugular vein.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • 'There's black, hopeless rage in her eyes, the type of anger you feel when your hands are tied and there's a knife at your jugular.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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