from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To choke.
- v. To make a quacking sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To suffocate; to choke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To quack; croak.
- To suffocate; strangle; choke.
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Mrs. Salsify sat rather uneasily while her husband vaunted his superior knowledge of human nature, but the gentle Goslina began to quackle from the bed, and she soon forgot all else in care for the dear little creature.
O, no! it had the softest little feminine quackle, for all the world like a downy young gosling; and Mrs. Salsify said she would have it called
Simple ducks, in those royal waters, quackle for crumbs from young royal fingers: the little Dauphin has a little railed garden, where he is seen delving, with ruddy cheeks and flaxen curled hair; also
“To neither Quack nor quackle, on my account, my dear lady.
"To neither Quack nor quackle, on my account, my dear lady.