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  • 161 Gossiping — 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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  • 162 Jangle — Jan gle, n. [Cf. OF. jangle.] [1913 Webster] 1. Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Discordant sound; wrangling. [1913 Webster] 3. The unmelodious ringing of multiple metallic objects striking together, such as a set of… …

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  • 163 Jangle — Jan gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jangling}.] [OE. janglen to quarrel, OF. jangler to rail, quarrel; of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. jangelen, janken, to whimper, chide, brawl, quarrel.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sound harshly …

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  • 164 Jangled — Jangle Jan gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jangling}.] [OE. janglen to quarrel, OF. jangler to rail, quarrel; of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. jangelen, janken, to whimper, chide, brawl, quarrel.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sound… …

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  • 165 Jangling — Jangle Jan gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jangling}.] [OE. janglen to quarrel, OF. jangler to rail, quarrel; of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. jangelen, janken, to whimper, chide, brawl, quarrel.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sound… …

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  • 166 Jar — Jar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jarring}.] [Cf. OE. charken to creak, AS. cearcian to gnash, F. jars a gander, L. garrire to chatter, prate, OHG. kerran to chatter, croak, G. quarren to grumble, and E. jargon, ajar.] [1913… …

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  • 167 Jarred — Jar Jar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jarring}.] [Cf. OE. charken to creak, AS. cearcian to gnash, F. jars a gander, L. garrire to chatter, prate, OHG. kerran to chatter, croak, G. quarren to grumble, and E. jargon, ajar.] [1913 …

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  • 168 Jarring — Jar Jar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jarring}.] [Cf. OE. charken to creak, AS. cearcian to gnash, F. jars a gander, L. garrire to chatter, prate, OHG. kerran to chatter, croak, G. quarren to grumble, and E. jargon, ajar.] [1913 …

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  • 169 Lab — Lab, v. i. [Cf. OD. labben to babble.] To prate; to gossip; to babble; to blab. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 170 Maze — (m[=a]z), n. [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.] 1. A… …

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  • 171 Pelter — Pel ter, n. A pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint. [Obs.] Let such pelters prate. Gascoigne. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 172 Prateful — Prate ful, a. Talkative. [R.] W. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 173 Prattle — Prat tle, n. Trifling or childish tattle; empty talk; loquacity on trivial subjects; prate; babble. [1913 Webster] Mere prattle, without practice. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 174 Saucebox — Sauce box , n. [See {Sauce}, and {Saucy}.] A saucy, impudent person; especially, a pert child. [1913 Webster] Saucebox, go, meddle with your lady s fan, And prate not here! A. Brewer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 175 Squirt — Squirt, v. i. 1. To be thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate. [Low] L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 176 Stuprate — Stu prate, v. t. [L. stupratus, p. p. of stuprare to ravish, fr. stuprum defilement.] To ravish; to debauch. [R.] Heywood. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 177 Talk — Talk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Talked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Talking}.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov. G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret, MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly, Dan. tolke to interpret, Sw.… …

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  • 178 Talked — Talk Talk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Talked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Talking}.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov. G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret, MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly, Dan. tolke to interpret …

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  • 179 Talking — Talk Talk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Talked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Talking}.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov. G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret, MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly, Dan. tolke to interpret …

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  • 180 Tattle — Tat tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattling}.] [Akin to OE. tateren, LG. tateln, D. tateren to stammer, and perhaps to E. titter.] 1. To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little meaning; to chat. [1913 Webster] The …

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