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gurgle

Etymology: Fr, gargouiller, to gurgle
an abnormal coarse sound heard during auscultation, especially over large cavities or a trachea nearly filled with secretions.
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So I struck up my death-chant and was singing it lustily, when the gurgle and splash of the current- riffles in my ears reminded me of my more immediate situation.
Thus spake Zarathustra and was about to go; but the nondescript grasped at a corner of his garment and began anew to gurgle and seek for words.
My father was 'State of Maine," she broke in, with a little gurgle of joy.
For perhaps three seconds a stream of the dimension of a darning-needle emerged, then with a sad gurgle the tap relapsed into a stolid inaction.
It bubbles and gurgles along, popping up in unexpected places and unexpected forms.
Instead, consider a wall-mounted fountain with spill basin, "dry" pond that spurts water, or millstone that gurgles water.
Next to the seafood display, a substantial fish tank, dark with lobsters of linebacker proportion, gurgles in the corner.
Hahn Rowe's sensitive score cradles the dancing in electronic gurgles, squawks, and whispers.
The Jockey Club has introduced an instruction that if a horse gurgles during a race, jockeys must report the matter to the racecourse veterinary officer immediately, or to a stewards' secretary or the clerk of the scales.
The loud gurgles of crow babies in a tree over-head as their mama fed them, shadows of leaves chasing each other over brick walls in moonlight, the taste of cold water, a fellow human being with a strong pulse flickering at his temple.
NEMO's eyes light up as he says goodnight, and gurgles off to sleep.
Liquid - containing legal amounts of potentized LSD, the museum says - gurgles forth.