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gulping

exaggerated, sometimes difficult, swallowing movements; seen in cats with laryngitis or esophagitis.
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At the "Criterion" he turned in and had a drink, and, bolder for the wine which he had swallowed at a gulp, he told himself that he would do nothing of the sort.
He scarcely knew himself whether that little gulp of acute feeling, which shot through his veins, was of relief or disappointment.
The other was dawdling with the bottle, and Martin refused to wait for him, tossing the glass off in a gulp and refilling it.
Before I had fairly risen, he had again turned to the counter, and with a barely audible "so," had emptied the bottle at a gulp.
Alleyne gave a gulp in his throat, for the yellow streak seemed to pass through the man; but he still ran forward.
And holding the glass with his two hands, he swallowed the medicine at one gulp.
Sparsit, shaking her head over her tea-cup, and taking a long gulp.
Sparsit repeated the ejaculation, the shake of the head over her tea-cup, and the long gulp, as taking up the conversation again at the point where it had been interrupted.
Mr Flintwinch, finishing his tea, not only took a longer gulp than he had taken yet, but made his succeeding pause under new circumstances: that is to say, with his head thrown back and his cup held still at his lips, while his eyes were still directed at the invalid.
Not for miscellaneous working in, I grant you, Mr Wegg; but you might turn out valuable yet, as a--' here Mr Venus takes a gulp of tea, so hot that it makes him choke, and sets his weak eyes watering; 'as a Monstrosity, if you'll excuse me.
The man to win her is he who calls loudly for his drink, without a "Please" or a "Thank you," throws his hat at the back of his head, gulps down half his glass, and, while drawing breath for the other half, takes a hard, indifferent look at her, and in an off-hand voice throws her some fatuous, mirthless jest.
He breathed the balmy mountain air in great gulps, like a diver fresh-risen from the sea.