- v. Simple past tense and past participle of gobble.
“Then Sir Buzz cooked the girdle-cakes, and the soldier's son ate three of them and a handful of sweets; but the one-span mannikin gobbled up all the rest, saying at each mouthful, 'You men have such terrible appetites – such terrible appetites!”
“With the chocolate coins gobbled up, it was time for some dinner.”
“Not before you've had some breakfast," said her father, and so she hurriedly ate -- it might be said "gobbled," if it were not so unladylike -- the breakfast that Mrs. Jenkins placed before her.”
“The officer in charge of the picket, suddenly remembering that Major Burrage, of the Thirty-sixth Massachusetts, was taken prisoner some time since by the enemy while on a similar errand, 'gobbled' the rebel, who proved to be the famous Roger A. Pryor, ex-member of Congress and ex-brigadier-general of”
“Occasionally he woke up and "gobbled;" and I feared all night long the peck of his bill and the impact of his spurs.”
“The officers had "gobbled" the whole consignment for their own use!”
“State, will strive to keep the Indians as far as possible from its own borders; while powerful combinations of speculators will make their fight for the last acre of Indian lands with just as much rapacity as if they had not already, in Western phrase, "gobbled" a hundred thousand square miles of it.”
“Lexmark has some decent recurring revenue from their recent MPS wins but at the end of the day, that is why they are attractive to private equity firms and another reason why they will get "gobbled" up.”
“After the requisite week passed, I went back to 'gobbled' and it killed again, redoubling the laughs on 'Define small?' as I had originally experienced.”
“It was unfortunate that the poundman had gobbled Maria's cows.”
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Words from the songs of Frank Black, a.k.a. Black Francis
The Tale of Custard the Dragon
By Ogden Nash
(as per uselessness's poetrie)
Belinda lived in a little white house,
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