(Throng), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Thronged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thronging.] To crowd together; to
press together into a close body, as a multitude of persons; to gather or move in multitudes.
I have seen the dumb men throng to see him.Shak.
(Throng), v. t.
1. To crowd, or press, as persons; to oppress or annoy with a crowd of living beings.
Much people followed him, and thronged him.Mark v. 24.
2. To crowd into; to fill closely by crowding or pressing into, as a hall or a street. Shak.
(Throng), a. Thronged; crowded; also, much occupied; busy. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Bp. Sanderson.
To the intent the sick . . . should not lie too throng.Robynson
(Throng"ly), adv. In throngs or crowds. [Obs.]
(Throp) n. A thorp. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Throp"ple) n. [Cf. Thrapple, and see Throttle.] The windpipe. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Throp"ple), v. t. To throttle. [Prov. Eng.]
(Thros"tle) n. [OE. throsel, AS. þrostle, þrosle; akin to MHG. trostel, G. drossel, Icel. þröstr, Sw.
trast, Lith. strazdas, L. turdus. &radic238. Cf. Thrush the bird.]
1. (Zoöl.) The song thrush. See under Song.
2. A machine for spinning wool, cotton, etc., from the rove, consisting of a set of drawing rollers with
bobbins and flyers, and differing from the mule in having the twisting apparatus stationary and the processes
continuous; so called because it makes a singing noise.
Throstle cock, the missel thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
(Thros"tling) n. [Cf. Throttle.] A disease of bovine cattle, consisting of a swelling under the
throat, which, unless checked, causes strangulation.
(Throt"tle) n. [Dim. of throat. See Throat.]
1. The windpipe, or trachea; the weasand. Sir W. Scott.
2. (Steam Engine) The throttle valve.
Throttle lever (Steam Engine), the hand lever by which a throttle valve is moved, especially in a locomotive.
Throttle valve (Steam Engine), a valve moved by hand or by a governor for regulating the supply
of steam to the steam chest. In one form it consists of a disk turning on a transverse axis.
(Throt"tle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Throttled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Throttling ]
1. To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.
Grant him this, and the Parliament hath no more freedom than if it sat in his noose, which, when he
pleases to draw together with one twitch of his negative, shall throttle a whole nation, to the wish of
Caligula, in one neck.Milton.