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  • She led her little procession by her querulous-sounding "quank," while they replied with a low "chir-up" in the same tone.

    In Nesting Time

  • The white-breasted Nuthatch is known by his cry of "_quank, quank_," repeated frequently as he keeps moving along the branches of a tree, piercing the bark with his bill and breaking off pieces in search of insects and their larvæ.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • Then he uttered his soft "quank, quank" and gently flew to another tree.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa

  • Sometimes these "quank, quanks" come in a loud and rapid series and may easily be heard a quarter of a mile on a still day.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa

  • From the dusky woods darted out those birds that bide a New England winter; dove-colored muthatches quank quanked among the hemlocks;


  • On the thank yous -- the other night Elliot looked up at me after nursing, smiled adoringly and said "quank you".



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  • It's quanks like a dunk, it probably is a dunk.

    December 14, 2008

  • The sound a dunk makes.

    December 14, 2008