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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of squawk.

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Examples

  • Phone calls squawked between them throughout the night and following day.

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  • She put forth her hand to caress the intelligent and affable bird, which, instead of responding as expected, "squawked," as our phonetic language has it, and, opening a beak imitated from a tooth-drawing instrument of the good old days, made a shrewd nip at Kitty's forefinger.

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  • In addition to the absence of evidence for hijackers on the planes, there is also evidence of their absence: Although the pilots could have easily "squawked" the universal hijack code in two or three few seconds, not one of the eight pilots on the four airliners did this (NPHR

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  • Federal Aviation Administration reported that United's corporate office had indicated that the pilot "had inadvertently squawked a 7500 code after spilling coffee on the aircraft's radio equipment, which interfered with the communications equipment."

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  • With the last energy I had I squawked at our guide for being so mean, and he just laughed.

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  • “Come, come, we have to hurry,” squawked the Chicken Hawk.

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  • “How do you turn up the damn volume!” he squawked.

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  • Nesting seabirds squawked threats from their ledges and beat their wings to warn him off.

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  • But they squawked constantly about the corporate rate, along with whining about how mean I am to them.

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  • We ducked as he flew past us and watched him land on the door, where he squawked, “State your business.”

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