from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oyster that, owing to its having been chilled or otherwise injured, sounds hollow when its shell is struck.


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  • The little clucker is a Barnevelder chicken, a Dutch breed, and Mrs Dickey said other lesser legged chicks had accepted it without a problem.

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  • Feathers fly when this colossal clucker descends upon Hoboken, New Jersey.

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  • The “clucker” program did nothing to substantially aid the American car markers — although it did help our foreign auto maker friends.

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  • She immediately began to cluck too, which evidently astonished the hidden clucker, who got very excited and let off a perfect volley of clucks.

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  • The unknown wonderful voice in the spring morning, sending out its "_cluck, cluck, cluck, clucker_," in the distant woods, the large gray Woodpecker that bored in some high stub and flew in a blaze of gold, and the wonderful spotted bird with red head and yellow wings and tail in the taxidermist's window, were all resolved into one and the same -- the Flicker or Golden-winged

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  • He cut such whacking slices off the loaf and off the good red ham beside him that it was a joy to watch him; after he had raised the cluck-clucker [38] to his lips, his conversation became so entertaining that Henrietta listened to him with delight.

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  • Well cock-a-doodle-doo … at last the cowardly clucker has stopped running. - News

  • Andrew Carmellini at Locande Verde in New York and David Chang at his Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York have been sending foodies aflutter with fried chicken (in Chang's case, it's a double wallop of crispy bird: southern-fried chicken and triple-fried Korean-style clucker in the same entrée order). Chronicle

  • Dickchicken took some time off his cock-faced clucker campaign to let


  • Ice-cold as an undertaker, Pullen later defended the ad to this clucker, claiming it was the turning point in the Saban-Arpaio match-up.

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