croaking

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Croak \Croak\ (kr[=o]k), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Croaked}. (kr[=o]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Croaking}.] [From the primitive of AS. cracettan to croak as a raven; akin to G. kr[aum]chzen to croak, and to E. creak, crake.]

1. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.

Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog, And the hoarse nation croaked. --Pope.

2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.

Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness. --Carlyle.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

croaking

noun

1: a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog) [syn: {croak}, {croaking}]

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