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gargling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gargle  \Gar"gle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Garggled},  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Gargling}  (?).]  [F.  gargouiller  to  dabble,  paddle, 
  gargle.  Cf  {Gargoyle},  {Gurgle}.] 
  1.  To  wash  or  rinse,  as  the  mouth  or  throat,  particular  the 
  latter,  agitating  the  liquid  (water  or  a  medicinal 
  preparation)  by  an  expulsion  of  air  from  the  lungs. 
 
  2.  To  warble;  to  sing  as  if  gargling  [Obs.]  --Waller. 




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