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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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He produced film of a horse on a treadmill, and using a camera on an endoscope, he showed that when a horse gurgles, its airway closes and insufficient oxygen gets to the lungs.
Liquid - containing legal amounts of potentized LSD, the museum says - gurgles forth.
collaborator's efforts--gives the musicians a chance to stretch new kinds of expressive squeals, and gurgles from their instruments, within a decorous rhythmic and stuctural context.
Air purifiers hum, Chinese herbs line the shelves and a waterfall sculpture gurgles.
56am: Officers are heard to laugh as Christopher gurgles loudly again.
Great paper globes cover the lights on a bare-brick patio, and the fountain in the neighboring plaza gurgles the street noise away.
Leaning back in his lawn chair, retiree Paul Vincent couldn't have imagined a better way to spend his Saturday than listening to ``Waltz of the Flowers'' from ``The Nutcracker Suite'' mingle with the gurgles from the stream behind him.
Meanwhile, suspense builds as the hour approaches for the man who communicates with snorts, gurgles and growls to deliver his speech.
Studying it, he shifts his weight from one chukka-clad foot to the other then throws back a small mouthful of the liquid, gurgles it lightly and concentrates.