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  • verb look or stare at longingly


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  • Knowing that there's a word - groak - for staring silently at someone while they eat, perhaps in the hope that they will give you some food, or that the word undisonant denotes the sound that waves make when crashing on the shore will gain you nothing except the joy of knowing it.

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  • "To look or stare at longingly, especially at someone who is eating. A very uncommon old word which I was unable to find in any dictionary. This is an ancient art still widely and ably practised by pet dogs everywhere." (From Foyle's Philavery: A Treasury of Unusual Words, by Christopher Foyle.)

    October 3, 2007

  • or growk, which means to stare at someone intently and expectantly, hoping that they give you some of their food.

    January 9, 2018