gobbler

Definitions

  • THE TURKEY-GOBBLER
    THE TURKEY-GOBBLER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gobbler male turkey
    • n gobbler a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gobbler A turkey cock; a bubbling Jock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gobbler One who swallows in haste; a greedy eater; a gormandizer.
    • n gobbler A turkey-cock. Also called gobble-cock and turkey-gobbler.
    • n gobbler An automatic bucket the halves of which separate at the bottom when lowered and close when a strain is put upon the hoisting-chain, digging into the material to be loaded. When the strain is removed the weight of the load causes the bucket to open.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gobbler a turkey-cock
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. gober, to devour; Celt.

Usage

In literature:

It was a gobbler, I tell you, that was nearly as big as a giraffe.
"Christmas Every Day and Other Stories" by W. D. Howells
When Blaine likened Conkling to a strutting turkey-gobbler, the House slightly hissed.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
There in a little clearing some distance ahead was a tall and long turkey gobbler surrounded by a number of hens.
"The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
You go on, and get the gobbler roasted.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Eben felt that way also, and his face was as red as a turkey gobbler's comb when he entered here.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
Strutting around near them were a fat turkey gobbler and a Plymouth Rock rooster.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
Indeed, a friend of mine not inaptly describes it as the "gobbler;" and it does really "gobble" up any insect it is used against.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Since writing you I have heard the turkey gobbler say his last prayer and have had a coming out party for "Penny," short for appendix.
"Letters of a Dakota Divorcee" by Jane Burr
Our messenger got a big fat gobbler, we cooked him in a big three legged cast iron wash pot.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
She e't a tucky gobbler's head An' her stomach, it jes' fail her.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
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In poetry:

The roast goose, steaming on the plate,
The sweet potato cobbler,
The cranberry sauce, the pudding baked,
The seasoned turkey gobbler,�
"Thoughts Of Thanksgiving" by Charles Frederick White
I'm just a turkey gobbler,
But I've got a word to say
And I'd like to say it quickly
Before I pass away,
For I will get it in the neck
Upon Thanksgiving Day.
"My Life And Death" by Edwin Carty Ranck
I'm the ghost of that poor gobbler
Who used to be so great,
They took my poor, neglected bones
And piled them on a plate.
Reader, shed a kindly tear
For my unhappy fate.
"My Life And Death" by Edwin Carty Ranck
An' jus' see de turkey gobbler, an' lissen' to
heem talkin' No wonder he 's half crazee, an' spikin' out
so loud,
W'en you meet heem on de roadside wit' hees wife an' chil'ren walkin',
It 's kipin' heem so busy lookin' affer such
a crowd.
"The Habitants Summer" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Changes coming to Punxsutawney Phil's home on Gobbler 's Knob.
There was no shortage of excitement at Gobbler Gear, as dozens of fans stopped by to purchase Hokie apparel.
This year's spring gobbler season came to an end on May 19, 2012.
Don't forget to report you spring gobbler harvest.
A visit to Gobbler Ridge Farms' Disabled Veterans Facility.
For those spring gobbler hunters who may feel the hunt already is over because of the early spring, state Game Commission officials report that there is still plenty of time to harvest a gobbler .
LATE SEASON GOBBLER /MY SONS FIRST GOBBLER .
That's not one of the gobblers I shot this year.
Lots of jakes, tougher hunting for mature gobblers.
Gobbler 's wake up calls greet forest mornings.
Gobbler ' golf tournament Saturday at San Juan.
The Gobbler Classic Golf Tournament is Saturday at San Juan Golf and Country Club.
On May 19, 2008, after 36 years of spring gobbler hunting, my quest for a longbeard finally came to an end almost.
Roger, the Glyndon Gobbler Turkey has died.
Chipley native Howard Tiller poses with his unusual smoke gray phase Merriam's gobbler taken in South Dakota in May 2012.
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