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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croak  \Croak\  (kr?k),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Croaked}.  (kr?kt);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Croaking}.]  [From  the  primitive  of  AS 
  cracettan  to  croak  as  a  raven;  akin  to  G.  kr?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. 




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