black tongue


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Noun1.black tongue - a benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue
side effect - a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy; "severe headaches are one of the side effects of the drug"
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Society suppresses us and dominates us-- Bird, be quiet!' The parrot had broken into a violent fit of laughter, after twisting divers bars of his cage with his crooked bill, and licking them with his black tongue.
The sisters rose at the same time, and they all stood near the cage of the parrot, as he tore at a claw-full of biscuit and spat it out, seemed to mock them with a pompous dance of his body without moving his feet, and suddenly turned himself upside down and trailed himself all over the outside of his golden cage, with the aid of his cruel beak and black tongue.
The two to three pounder was easily distinguished by its spotted tail, and black tongue and gums.
The court heard how consultant anaesthetist Peter Murphy was dismissive of Ms Yilmaz after she saw Joshua come into her ward with a protruding black tongue and his face covered in blisters.
Taiwan yellow cattle have several defining characteristics: a petite frame, small build, short yet thick coat, thin and short horns, small ears, a black tongue and nose, bony shoulders, a soft neck and udders.
A bumble bee probes with her long black tongue, And finally decides to settle.