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Adam's Apple

The protuberance in the fore-part of a man's throat; so called from the superstition that a piece of the forbidden fruit which Adam ate stuck in his throat, and occasioned the swelling.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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