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In one of his silly question moods, Grandpa says:

"Can you name a body part that is entirely inside (within) another body part but some distance away?"

Taking the clue from his last question I proudly answered:

"That is easy. 'Ear' inside 'heart'!"

"Correct. Now is there another simple combination like that? No complicated medical terminology from Med School books!"

Is there? Simple?

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you have a specific answer in mind or many possibilities? $\endgroup$
    – S. M.
    Dec 6 '18 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ Yes . Very specific answer. Pleasantly surprised to see another answer that is EAR inside FOREARM $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Dec 6 '18 at 15:35
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    $\begingroup$ Solved already! And I'd only gotten as far as noticing that there's ice in my bicep and a leg in my phlegm. $\endgroup$ Dec 6 '18 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ I've a pain in my windpipe and a tack in my back :P $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Dec 6 '18 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ Point at yourself and say he is in my chest. $\endgroup$
    – xQbert
    Dec 7 '18 at 19:46

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How about..

ear inside beard?

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  • $\begingroup$ Beard is not a body part though... $\endgroup$
    – Sid
    Dec 13 '18 at 12:36
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I'm not sure if

"rear" is a legal body part,

but if it is,

forearm

Alternatively,

just ear and forearm (thanks @S.M., I went for the funny one and completely skipped the more valid one)

Also, if the letters don't have to be consecutive,

tongue

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    $\begingroup$ LOL. I like the way you think but----- $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Dec 6 '18 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Be whfg "rne" naq "sbernez") :p $\endgroup$
    – S. M.
    Dec 6 '18 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ Entirely within or inside so according to Grandpa Tongue does not count. Must be like Ear in Heart. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Dec 6 '18 at 14:47
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    $\begingroup$ For your last, I'd argue that the word is actually on the outer edges -- not very "inside". $\endgroup$
    – Nic
    Dec 6 '18 at 20:02
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    $\begingroup$ @NicHartley but what if the other body part is inside the one on the edges? $\endgroup$ Dec 6 '18 at 20:10
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Might be pushing it a bit, but can we have:

scrotum

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How about

butt and belly button

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Are we limited to the human body? If not:

lip and flipper

work alright!

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Does

arm and forearm

count?

(taken partly from @Excited Raichu's answer)

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    $\begingroup$ No @S. M. Entirely inside like H EAR T. Not at the begining or end. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Dec 6 '18 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ Also, the forearm is on the arm, so it's not "some distance away". $\endgroup$
    – nitro2k01
    Dec 7 '18 at 2:49
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Here are a few stabs at it:

Lat (common shortening of latisumus dorsi) inside palate

or

Dome (slang for a bald head) inside abdomen

or

Pate inside Patella (not sure this counts as "inside")

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If you ignore spelling but allow for phonetics, you can say:

There's a KNEE in my craNIum!

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    $\begingroup$ Also a knee in kidney $\endgroup$ Dec 7 '18 at 5:18
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    $\begingroup$ There’s an id in kidney, is part of the psyche part of the body? $\endgroup$
    – James
    Dec 7 '18 at 15:44
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At the risk of being crude,

you've got an ear in your rear end.

Yeah, I know this can be derived from Excited Raichu's answer, but I did think of it independently.

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We could have:

Tongue in mouth!

...my first thought

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    $\begingroup$ more like a foot ;) $\endgroup$
    – amI
    Dec 8 '18 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ How is that "some distance away"? $\endgroup$ Dec 13 '18 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe it's not. But, it does go down the throat. Literally speaking, as for "body part names" it is the closest, but considering that this is a riddle that involves linguistic plays on words, it may not be the best answer by those standards. But, it is worth considering, so I'll keep it posted. $\endgroup$ Dec 14 '18 at 4:28

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