gobble

Definitions

  • WITHOUT A WORD HE JUMPED ON TO THE BED AND GOBBLED UP THE POOR OLD LADY
    WITHOUT A WORD HE JUMPED ON TO THE BED AND GOBBLED UP THE POOR OLD LADY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gobble make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
    • v gobble eat hastily without proper chewing "Don't bolt your food!"
    • n gobble the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gobble A noise made in the throat. "Ducks and geese . . . set up a discordant gobble ."
    • Gobble To eat greedily.
    • Gobble To make a noise like that of a turkey cock.
    • Gobble To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp. "Supper gobbled up in haste."
    • Gobble To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock. "He . . . gobbles out a note of self-approbation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gobble To swallow in large pieces; swallow hastily: often with up or down.
    • gobble To seize upon with greed; appropriate graspingly; capture: often with up or down.
    • gobble Synonyms To devour, etc. (see eat); bolt, gulp.
    • gobble To make the loud noise in the throat peculiar to the turkey-cock.
    • n gobble The loud rattling noise in the throat made by the turkey-cock: sometimes used of the dissimilar vocal sounds of other fowls.
    • n gobble In golf, a putt played with such force that it would be carried some distance past the hole if it did not go in, but which does go in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Gobble gob′l to swallow in lumps: to swallow hastily
    • v.i Gobble to make a noise in the throat, as a turkey
    • n Gobble (golf) a rapid straight putt so strongly played that if the ball had not gone into the hole, it would have gone a long way past
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Freq. of 2d gob,

Usage

In literature:

A number of this brigade have already been "gobbled up," while out hunting luxuries at farm-houses.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
Revenge yourselves on the grains that hit and sting you by gobbling them up.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The corn fell in a golden shower among them, and great was the jostling and gobbling and short was the duration of that golden shower.
"A Venetian June" by Anna Fuller
Wait till some day one of these warriors you make gods of swallows you all up like the stork in the fable who gobbles up the frogs.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
I reckon we'll gobble 'em, too.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
New Zealand's South Island, New Caledonia, the Solomons and the Marianas were gobbled at the same moment.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
I listened: undoubtedly the bear was here and busy over his meal; there was a gobbling and grunting, and the noise of greedy satisfaction.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
She ain't had time fer ter squeal en needer fer ter grunt 'fo' Brer Wolf gobble 'er up.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
How few there are of us who could slap up that amount of bail if rudely gobbled on the street by the hand of the law.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
Now another race began, the turkey gobbling and the monkey chattering as they made the rounds.
"Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier" by Frances Trego Montgomery
And then, to the Muley Cow's astonishment, he began to gobble at her.
"The Tale of the The Muley Cow" by Arthur Scott Bailey
And wasting no more time, he gobbled up all of the salt that he could get.
"The Tale of Snowball Lamb" by Arthur Bailey
The bear keeps on gobbling up the berries, and even pushing past the children to get at a bunch.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Mary Bell gobbled down her food with her usual haste, and then went away to carry Zillah hers.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The padre, I am sorry to say, ate with his knife, and was inclined to gobble.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
They ran down the road till they met Turkey Lurkey gobbling contentedly.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Alas, there was but little, and it was quickly eaten; we gobbled up every crumb.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
The other chickens with two eyes and two legs gobbled up the corn so fast that Little Half Chick was nearly starved.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
One day it chanced that my lady rode the blue-roan out into the woods, towards the hut of old Joan Gobble, who was crippled by reason of age.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
The turkey commenced to stalk about with an occasional gobble.
"Life and sport in China" by Oliver G. Ready
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In poetry:

P was a Pelican pet,
Who gobbled up all he could get;
He could eat on until
He was full to the bill,
And there he had lodgings to let!
"Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show" by James Whitcomb Riley
Today they crawled from their covers
to cook a breakfast buffet
and soon they were gobbling and guzzling
and gulping and slurping away.
"Eagle Mountain Glacier" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Snug in some white wing they found you,
On the Common bleak and muddy,
Noisy goslings gobbling round you .
In the pools of sunset, ruddy.
"To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's" by Francis Ledwidge
With repletion he's sighed
In the south cabbage plot,
For he's quite satisfied
With the feed he has got;
For the Libs, they were many and juicy,
And lo, he has gobbled the lot.
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis
But waked, and walked the city, vicious village,
Fought through the traffic where the wild horn gobbled,
Bruised on the bumper, turned toward home, hobbled
Back, myself the house my neighbors pillage.
"Hero" by Paul Engle
Down she dropped at his feet, all as white as a sheet,
As wildly he fled from her view;
He thought 'twas her sin,--for he knew not the pin
Had been gobbled up by the Emeu;
All through
The voracity of that Emeu!
"The Ballad Of The Emeu" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Man gobbles at turkeys and they gobble back.
Skeery's Human Turkey Gobble .
Don't Let Energy Zombies Gobble Your Energy Usage This Thanksgiving.
Kptm.com Don't Let Energy Zombies Gobble Your Energy Usage This Thanksgiving.
Tucson News NowDon't Let Energy Zombies Gobble Your Energy Usage This Thanksgiving.
Sherwood's sixth annual Give n' Gobble is planned for Thanksgiving Day.
Pre- Gobble Day Classic 'a success.
Judge says Tim Gobble 'overstepped boundaries' in discipline of East Ridge clerks.
East Ridge City Manager Tim Gobble 's actions taint court case, attorneys claim.
The Parade Company is hosting the Hob Nobble Gobble fundraiser for America's Thanksgiving Parade.
Win tickets to the Hob Nobble Gobble .
Wild turkeys gobble their way to a comeback.
Chadwick's Videos Of The Day: Turkey Gobbler Gobbled, Canadian Misshap, Mad Wiffle Ball.
Work off those Thanksgiving calories at some weekend walk/run events, such as the Green Lake Gobble and Seattle's Turkey Trot.
Thanksgiving should be a time for celebration, not cruelty, yet approximately 45 million turkeys -- gentle birds who enjoy having their feathers stroked and gobbling along to music -- are killed every year for Thanksgiving dinner.
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In science:

Nature’s appetite appears to be more voracious on grander scales, gobbling up large quantities of matter while exhibiting little sign of digestion.
Weighing Superclusters
Perhaps this indicates that most of the photodissociation region has been destroyed, which fits the picture of IC 2448 being an old PN where the ionization front has gobbled up most of the photodissociation region.
The Spitzer/IRS Infrared Spectrum and Abundances of the Planetary Nebula IC 2448
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