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play tonsil hockey

slang To kiss very amorously, with mouths open and tongues touching. There's this area behind the school where lots of couples go to play tonsil hockey. I went to see a movie with Tom and his girlfriend, but they just played tonsil hockey through the whole thing!
See also: hockey, play, tonsil

tonsil bath

dated slang A drink of liquor, especially whiskey. Sore throat, eh? Best thing for that is a tonsil bath. After a hard day of work, we all head to the bar together to get some tonsil baths.
See also: bath, tonsil

tonsil hockey

slang Open-mouthed kissing in which both partners' tongues touch. There's this area behind the school where lots of couples go to play tonsil hockey.
See also: hockey, tonsil

tonsil paint

dated slang Liquor, especially cheap whiskey. The hard-boiled detective sat sipping tonsil paint at the seedy dive bar, waiting for his informant to arrive. Give the man some tonsil paint to deaden the pain till a doctor can be fetched.
See also: paint, tonsil

tonsil tennis

slang Open-mouthed kissing in which both partners' tongues touch. There's this area behind the school where lots of couples go to play tonsil tennis.
See also: tennis, tonsil

tonsil varnish

dated slang Liquor, especially cheap whiskey. The hard-boiled detective sat sipping tonsil varnish at the seedy dive bar, waiting for his informant to arrive. Give the man some tonsil varnish to deaden the pain till a doctor can be fetched.
See also: tonsil, varnish
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

play tonsil hockey

tv. to kiss deeply, using the tongue. Kids sit around in cars, playing tonsil hockey all evening.
See also: hockey, play, tonsil

tonsil bath

n. liquor; a drink of liquor. I could use a little tonsil bath about now.
See also: bath, tonsil

tonsil hockey

1. n. oral sex performed on the penis; fellatio. (Usually objectionable.) Give him a good round of tonsil hockey, and you’ve got a customer for life.
2. n. French kissing. The two kids spent the rest of the evening playing tonsil hockey.
See also: hockey, tonsil

tonsil paint

and tonsil varnish
n. liquor; whiskey. The cowboy had to have his daily dose of tonsil paint before he stuffed his face full of beans and hardtack. This tonsil varnish would take the paint off a barn.
See also: paint, tonsil

tonsil varnish

verb
See also: tonsil, varnish
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For example, 11% of the children with large tonsils had physician-diagnosed attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, compared with 4% of those without large tonsils.
Symptoms of tonsillitis include redder than normal tonsils, a white or yellow coating on the tonsils, a sore throat and swollen glands in the neck and a fever.
All of the patients were then treated with a single 15-minute session of laser therapy to the tonsils. The were re-examined four to six weeks later to see if the treatment had worked.
The 72-year-old patient presented with a complaint of a growing swelling on her right tonsil that had first appeared three months earlier.
Certainly, in some instances, there may be a need to remove tonsils when they cause health issues in children, said Dr Ayotunde Fasunla, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State.
Numerous studies have been done in comparing the surface to the core of the tonsils in patients presenting with recurrent and chronic tonsillitis.
The adenoids and tonsils act as a first line of defence, helping to recognise airborne pathogens like bacteria and viruses, and begin the immune response to clear them from the body.
Those latter two cancer types can frequently be traced to the pockets within the tonsils. The researchers may have found the culprit that is harboring them: the "thin, slimy sheets of bacteria" known as biofilms, according to a statement from the (https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/5231/hpv-may-lurk-in-your-throat.aspx) University of Rochester.
Associate professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at URMC, Matthew Miller, M.D., found HPV encased in biofilm inside pockets on the tonsil surface, called tonsil crypts, which is where the HPV-related head and neck cancers often originate.
The control group consisted of children who underwent cochlear implantation, in the absence of symptoms of adenotonsillar disease or hypertrophy, palatine tonsils graded [less than or equal to] 2 (both PT occupied 50% or less of the oropharynx width), and AD occupied 50% or less of the nasopharynx at endoscopy.
For one such patient described in this case report, we theorize a phenomenon that allows for hypertrophied tonsils to be nonobstructive, as the tonsils could instead splint or stent the airway open.
This time, Luzviminda is taking heed of the doctors' advice for Angeline to undergo oral rehabilitation before having her tonsils taken out.
Previous cases of hamartoma of palatine tonsils are reported mainly in elderly patients who usually present with sore throat, dysphagia, and continuous foreign body sensation.
Tonsils are filters against infection, says Dr Laith Ismail Dawood, ENT Specialist, Al Hayat Hospital.