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crackling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crackling  \Crac"kling\  (kr?k"kl?ng),  n. 
  1.  The  making  of  small  sharp  cracks  or  reports,  frequently 
  repeated. 
 
  As  the  crackling  of  thorns  under  a  pot,  so  is  the 
  laughter  of  the  fool.  --Eccl.  vii. 
  6. 
 
  2.  The  well-browned,  crisp  rind  of  roasted  pork. 
 
  For  the  first  time  in  his  life  he  tested  crackling. 
  --Lamb. 
 
  3.  pl  Food  for  dogs,  made  from  the  refuse  of  tallow  melting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crackling 
  adj  :  having  a  series  of  short  sharp  noises;  "longed  for  a  big 
  fire  with  snapping  logs";  "folding  a  crackling 
  newspaper"  [syn:  {snapping}] 
  n  :  the  sharp  sound  of  snapping  noises  [syn:  {crackle},  {crepitation}] 




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