hen-cackle

hen-cackle
новозел. разг. гора, на кот. легко взобраться <букв. курам на смех>

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  • hen-cackle — /ˈhɛn kækəl / (say hen kakuhl) noun NZ Colloquial 1. a mountain considered easy to climb. 2. anything regarded as very easy or trivial …  

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cackle — ► NOUN ▪ a raucous clucking cry, as made by a hen or goose. ► VERB 1) give a cackle. 2) talk inconsequentially and at length. ● cut the cackle Cf. ↑cut the cackle ORIGIN p …   English terms dictionary

  • Cackle — Cac kle, n. 1. The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg. [1913 Webster] By her cackle saved the state. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Idle talk; silly prattle. [1913 Webster] There is a buzz and cackle all around… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cackle — [kak′əl] vi. cackled, cackling [ME cakelen; akin to Du kokkelen, LowG kakkeln < IE base * kak : of echoic orig.] 1. to make the shrill, broken vocal sounds of a hen 2. to laugh or chatter with similar sounds vt. to utter in a cackling manner n …   English World dictionary

  • cackle — n. & v. n. 1 a clucking sound as of a hen or a goose. 2 a loud silly laugh. 3 noisy inconsequential talk. v. 1 intr. emit a cackle. 2 intr. talk noisily and inconsequentially. 3 tr. utter or express with a cackle. Phrases and idioms: cut the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hen — n. 1) hens cackle, cluck 2) hens lay eggs * * * [hen] cluck hens cackle hens lay eggs …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cackle — intransitive verb (cackled; cackling) Etymology: Middle English cakelen, of imitative origin Date: 13th century 1. to make the sharp broken noise or cry characteristic of a hen especially after laying 2. to laugh especially in a harsh or sharp… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cackle — verb 1》 (of a hen or goose) give a raucous clucking cry.     ↘laugh in a loud, harsh way. 2》 talk inconsequentially and at length. noun a cackling sound. Phrases cut the cackle informal stop talking aimlessly and come to the point. Origin ME:… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cackle — [c]/ˈkækəl / (say kakuhl) verb (cackled, cackling) –verb (i) 1. to utter a shrill, broken sound or cry, as a hen after laying an egg. 2. to laugh brokenly. 3. to chatter noisily. –verb (t) 4. to utter with cackles; express by cackling. –noun 5.… …  

  • cackle — 1. noun a) The cry of a hen, especially when laying an egg b) A laugh resembling the cry of a hen. 2. verb To laugh with a sound similar to a hens cry …   Wiktionary


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