from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large and handsome species of water-hen (Fulica gigas) having dark metallic plumage and a red bill: common in the waters of Lake Titicaca and other mountain lakes of Bolivia and southeastern Peru.


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  • The Jewish quarter in Vienna is choka with machine gun toting coppers too.


  • "That was interesting, telling my kids, 'We're going to meet choka,'" he says, using the Ho-Chunk word for grandfather.

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  • For fillings I used sautéed (fried) salt fish and seasoned mashed potatoes (just as you would for a potato ball or choka).

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  • Every Mil SATCOM data channel is choka, so much so PJHQ are renting Civvie ones and scrounging Bandwidth from the Yanks (no change there).

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  • CrameronDiaz I'm never playing women's sports again in ESPN's Beat the Streak-thanks o-choka and the WNBA's Minnesota timberpuffs.

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  • "He was their choka, and they swarmed around him like they knew him from a thousand years ago.

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