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  • 141 Calling — Call Call (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Called} (k[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calling}] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG. kall[=o]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry ein to speak, sing, Skr. gar …

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  • 142 Charlatan — Char la*tan, n. [F. charlatan, fr. It. ciarlatano, fr. ciarlare to chartter, prate; of imitative origin; cf. It. zirlare to whistle like a thrush.] One who prates much in his own favor, and makes unwarrantable pretensions; a quack; an impostor;… …

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  • 143 Chatter — Chat ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chattering}.] [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Chat}, v. i. {Chitter}.] 1. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct. [1913 Webster] The jaw makes… …

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  • 144 Chattered — Chatter Chat ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chattering}.] [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Chat}, v. i. {Chitter}.] 1. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct. [1913 Webster] The jaw …

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  • 145 Chattering — Chatter Chat ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chattering}.] [Of imitative origin. Cf. {Chat}, v. i. {Chitter}.] 1. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct. [1913 Webster] The jaw …

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  • 146 Clap — (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To strike; to slap; …

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  • 147 Clapped — Clap Clap (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To… …

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  • 148 Clapping — Clap Clap (kl[a^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clapped} (kl[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clapping}.] [AS. clappan; akin to Icel. & Sw. klappa, D, klappen, to clap, prate, G. klaffen, v. i., to split open, yelp, klopfen, v. t. & i., to knock.] 1. To… …

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  • 149 Construprated — Constuprate Con stu*prate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Construprated}; p. p. & vb. n. {Constuprating}.] [L. constupratus, p. p. of constuprare to ravish; con + stuprare to ravish, stuprum rape.] To ravish; to debauch. Burton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 150 Constuprate — Con stu*prate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Construprated}; p. p. & vb. n. {Constuprating}.] [L. constupratus, p. p. of constuprare to ravish; con + stuprare to ravish, stuprum rape.] To ravish; to debauch. Burton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 151 Constuprating — Constuprate Con stu*prate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Construprated}; p. p. & vb. n. {Constuprating}.] [L. constupratus, p. p. of constuprare to ravish; con + stuprare to ravish, stuprum rape.] To ravish; to debauch. Burton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 152 Gab — Gab, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob. Cf. {Gab}, v. i., {Gibber}.] The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 153 Gab — Gab, v. i. [OE. gabben to jest, lie, mock, deceive, fr. Icel. gabba to mock, or OF. gaber. See 2d {Gab}, and cf. {Gabble}.] 1. To deceive; to lie. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. Holinshed. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 154 Gabble — Gab ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gabbling}.] [Freq. of gab. See {Gab}, v. i.] 1. To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; used of… …

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  • 155 Gabbled — Gabble Gab ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gabbling}.] [Freq. of gab. See {Gab}, v. i.] 1. To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity;… …

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  • 156 Gabbling — Gabble Gab ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gabbling}.] [Freq. of gab. See {Gab}, v. i.] 1. To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity;… …

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  • 157 Gift of gab — Gab Gab, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob. Cf. {Gab}, v. i., {Gibber}.] The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 158 Glaver — Glav er, v. i. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. glafr flattery.] 1. To prate; to jabber; to babble. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Here many, clepid filosophirs, glavern diversely. Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. To flatter; to wheedle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Some… …

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  • 159 Gossip — Gos sip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gossiped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gossiping}.] 1. To make merry. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To prate; to chat; to talk much. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 160 Gossiped — Gossip Gos sip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gossiped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gossiping}.] 1. To make merry. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To prate; to chat; to talk much. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales. [1913 Webster] …

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