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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cackle  \Cac"kle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cackled}  (-k'ld);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Cackling}.]  [OE.  cakelen  cf  LG  kakeln  D. 
  kakelen  G.  gackeln  gackern  all  of  imitative  origin.  Cf 
  {Gagle},  {Cake}  to  cackle.] 
  1.  To  make  a  sharp,  broken  noise  or  cry,  as  a  hen  or  goose 
  does 
 
  When  every  goose  is  cackling.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  laugh  with  a  broken  noise,  like  the  cackling  of  a  hen 
  or  a  goose;  to  giggle.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  3.  To  talk  in  a  silly  manner;  to  prattle.  --Johnson. 




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