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  • But one of the mowing, apelike travesties emitted a wild shriek of madness, and Koolau waited while the shrill cachination was tossed back and forth among the rocky walls and echoed distantly through the pulseless night.

    Koolau the Leper

  • Spokeshave's "he-he-he" sounding out, high in the treble, above the general cachination.

    The Ghost Ship A Mystery of the Sea

  • There was no resisting his droll faces, his droll stories, his jokes, his tricks, or his laugh -- the most contagious cachination that ever was heard.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 288, Supplementary Number

  • Swirling nothingness, a dry cachination as of some dead-as-dust thing laughing at life itself, a shuddering vibrance flooding through my flesh in waves of terrible nausea, a dim glow that grew and grew into terrifying painful brilliance, then paled and died again into the swirling blankness that was not death, but a knowledge of deep injury ....

    Valley of the Croen

  • But one of the mowing, ape-like travesties emitted a wild shriek of madness, and Koolau waited while the shrill cachination was tossed back and forth among the rocky walls and echoed distantly through the pulseless night.

    Koolau the Leper

  • When we entered the room there was a general giggle, and then a shower of comments upon my appearance, -- each sentence punctuated with the chorus of feminine cachination.

    Andersonville

  • They were awakened by a loud cheerful cachination close above their heads, and on looking up, what should they see but their friend the laughing jackass, looking very much surprised to find them in such near proximity to its mate's nest.

    The Young Berringtons The Boy Explorers

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  • Catch as catch can (may)?
    It should be a verb! caching(ing)! (or atmost(atleast) a gerund?)

    November 7, 2013

  • it's a lesser used version of cachinnation

    it seems to be used by hoity toity types who don't want to sound common.

    November 5, 2013

  • If a word has been looked up 1001 times, there must be some validity to its existence...

    November 5, 2013