Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: THROTTLE & more

My Word of the Day

To THROTTLE (THRO’TTLE) v.a.[from the noun.]To choak; to suffocate; to kill by stopping the breath.

I have seen them shiver and look pale, Make periods in the midst of sentences, Throttle their practis’d accents in their fears, And, in conclusion, dumbly have broke off. Shakespeare.

As when Antæus in Irassa strove With Jove’s Alcides, and oft foil’d still rose, Receiving from his mother earth new strength, Fresh from his fall and fiercer grapple join’d, Throttled at length in th’ air, expir’d and fell. Milton.

His throat half throttl’d with corrupted phlegm, And breathing through his jaws a belching steam. Dryden.

The throttling quinsey ’tis my star appoints, And rheumatism I send to rack the joints. Dryden.

Throttle thyself with an ell of strong tape, For thou hast not a groat to attone for a rape. Swift.

Recent references to THROTTLE on Twitter

@olafeazy @DoDeRightThing @bukolasaraki I want to believe Saraki is smart too. If he isn’t, decides to join them, then no hop… https://t.co/EvSeHLxuEF

@strawbale2008 After 4hrs in the car and managing to throttle agricamy and the little people and just managing to keep my road rag… https://t.co/b1XLJuAOGH

@jbeattie57 Wait, I thought ISP’s can now block, throttle, prioritize and discriminate our customers’ access to the Internet.… https://t.co/udU0jnIpgz

@theBoBartlett editing is going full throttle now at Moonshine Post in Atlanta #thingsdontstayfixed #georgiafilm #yallywood https://t.co/RaHovYTXvg

@OnalennaRebaone Ramaphosa is probably having Bluefin Tuna thinking about new ways to economically throttle niggas.

@2DayArt 2001-2009 Toyota Prius Throttle Body Assembly 117k OEM https://t.co/dOZg9KgIjd https://t.co/5nDvHEcN6I

@KellyGr83803450 @mflynnJR @Change @PrisonPlanet @infowars Are they going to allow all the signatures? They throttle the signatures.… https://t.co/BVNuXwzQgH


@hellsbayboats HB Professional Guide, Capt. Benny Blanco on the #HBEstero: "The boat responds to the throttle like a smaller skiff… https://t.co/fkv833rnYH

@MikeTellDaTruth @mljackson12 @Smilegreatday @WarriorofGod97 @Southernfor45 There’s no solution that I know of. The #altleft company… https://t.co/976x8aQZRV

@ZukaroTravon gets a text "You’ve used more than half your full speed data this month"

Nice. Except, full speed is still so sl… https://t.co/JFq8moAgwr

@Harryrockerz @akayesth @bhopalkibittan @coffeebeanindia That’s a bummer for sure! Iced black coffee that turns blonde the moment… https://t.co/qmydXKqiUV

@KAMP_RadioPlays Just played: Thrill Seeker – Throttle Elevator Music – Throttle Elevator Music(Wide Hive)

@jonmajorc Any good way to either throttle an API or specific requests to an API?

@GMadruga2 128: Google Fined $5 Billion, Apple Keyboard Gate / Throttle Gate, & More… https://t.co/FHliaxN4lD

@rocstarrjim #WTB



#throttle… https://t.co/UylQJ4Ok3x

@FXCapraraHD #MotorcycleMonday: Harley isn’t the only one with an anniversary this year…. https://t.co/lO5cWdU6eF

@jachilli @AtomicOvermind Well, I don’t have any of the IP licenses, but that hasn’t stopped me from going full-throttle into development.

@IGChesterfield I’m so damn tired… I tried so hard to get some sleep last night, but my mind kept running at full throttle — way too many thoughts.

@notbenpeterson To Iranian President Rouhani: IT’S MYX MOSCATO IT’S FRIZZ IN A BOTTLE IT’S NICKI FULL THROTTLE IT’S UH UH SWIMMIN I… https://t.co/aNeJvAxClr

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@mariamuthoni Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson https://t.co/PYi0RQN1tO

@TerrificJewelr 1831 5vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell New Edition https://t.co/VKsv33KttA https://t.co/PleJ8MA9zp

@BestMusicB 1884 4 Vols Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON by BOSWELL Napier https://t.co/WqSRStq8Pl https://t.co/9uJGXs6pt5

@AccidentLwysOH 1888 10vols The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell https://t.co/B5ImJrnZi8 https://t.co/gSePfUMB6i

@StunnningJewel 1884 4 Vols Life of SAMUEL JOHNSON by BOSWELL Napier https://t.co/PXvL33OnDi https://t.co/oktGj9g0IN

@petrocschool Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson https://t.co/R6b3XY2YJT

@LichfieldCity Samuel Johnson’s statue looking great in the #Lichfield sun today! @SamuelJohnsonBM #history #heritage #books… https://t.co/3NpVFyfIzz

@Captgordo All knowledge is of itself of some value. There is nothing so minute or inconsiderate that I would not rather know… https://t.co/YkwHZhOehh


08164201445 Joseph John southwest;

08130363581 Tony Ray Ene South South;

08062219714… https://t.co/tqu8hloT00

@NB_Bot007 "He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity." -William Samuel Johnson Have a good day, @hasithakj! 😊

@drew_tomlinson @taylakaye When a man tires of Rose he tires of life -Samuel Johnson maybe. But also, yes Gin is amazing.

@SeaTube083 "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." ~Samuel Johnson

@jodiem So YouFoodz makes a TV ad to virtue signal that they are raisin $1m for Cancer Research. That’s just a drop in the… https://t.co/BYMUjS2tPj

@antiquoter Memory is the child of few folly – Samuel Johnson

@mariachonatabe1 Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that th… https://t.co/dbn1YomUs1

@DisasterKenya The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of… https://t.co/qIm7odz6WC

@OFCJohnVoree "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." – Samuel Johnson

@vivoree @imJCAlcantara @tntph


@WriteRadioUK Just played this – Write Radio – Samuel Johnson: Writers’ Blockhead . Why not hop over and catch a show? Online rad… https://t.co/zQ1RiT2LEP

@CaptainFawcett "Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." Samuel Johnson… https://t.co/O064jlv4c9

@warsonapoleon “A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.” – Samuel Johnson

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