Definition of proboscis:
beak, conk slang, trunk, compound eye, abdomen, blowhole, antler, bole, carapace, belly, antenna, button nose, bony, anatomical, mandible, honker, schnozzle, capsule, Roman nose, automobile trunk, neb, nose, convex, snout, segment, feelers, leg, luggage compartment, pincer, torso, smeller, nozzle, arm, anatomy, schnoz, body, gossamer, snoot, tree trunk.
He was shrewd enough to realize that he had little chance to get what he wanted in the open matrimonial market, so he determined to attempt a raid and carry off an heiress under her father's nose, and the particular proboscis he had selected was that of his employer's friend, Senator Roberts.- "The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life", Charles Klein.
A cloud of mosquitoes gathered round, and while each sharp proboscis sucked our blood, they teased us with their humming chorus, till we lost all patience, and started again on our feet, pretty firmly resolved never to try the al fresco joys of an American forest again.- "Domestic Manners of the Americans", Fanny Trollope.
- "The Three Lieutenants", W.H.G. Kingston.