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palate
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
the upper surface of the mouth

or:

a sense of taste
  • Not but that the puff was very nice, for Maggie's palate was not at all obtuse, but she would have gone without it many times over, sooner than Tom should call her greedy and be cross with her.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (44% in)
  • If you expressed a preference for cheese-parings, Mr. Glegg would remember to save them for you, with a good-natured delight in gratifying your palate, and he was given to pet all animals which required no appreciable keep.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (49% in)
  • The temptations of beauty are much dwelt upon, but I fancy they only bear the same relation to those of ugliness, as the temptation to excess at a feast, where the delights are varied for eye and ear as well as palate, bears to the temptations that assail the desperation of hunger.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (92% in)

There are no more uses of "palate" in The Mill on the Floss.

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