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autem cackletub

obsolete Any general meeting place of dissenters of a given denomination of the (Christian) church; a conventicle. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "cackletub" (a slang term for the pulpit of a church) here refers to a place where those who spill secrets ("cackle") gather. I entered into the autem cackletub with trepidation, for who knows what sort one may find in a place of unruly dissent.
See also: autem

cackling geese

Those who warn of something that is about to happen. Thank goodness for the cackling geese outside who ran in and told us to lock down the building because there was a man with a gun roaming the streets. My wife is skeptical of them, but I always tune in to those cackling geese giving the weather report—I don't want to get caught in a blizzard!
See also: cackle, geese

cut the cackle

To stop talking in order to do something more important. Primarily heard in UK. All right, everyone, let's cut the cackle and start brainstorming ideas for this new project.
See also: cackle, cut

He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.

Prov. You must be willing to endure unpleasant, irritating things in order to get what you want. Sue: I'm tired of working after school. All the customers at the store are so rude. Mother: But you wanted money to buy a car. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens, dear.
See also: cackle, egg, endure, have, he, hen, must, of, that

cut the cackle

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you tell someone to cut the cackle, you are telling them to stop talking nonsense. They were basically told to cut the cackle and get back to work.
See also: cackle, cut

cut the cackle

stop talking aimlessly and come to the point. informal
See also: cackle, cut

cut the ˈcackle

(informal) stop talking and start working, etc. properly; start talking about the important matters: Let’s cut the cackle and get down to business.
Cackle refers to the loud noise made by chickens.
See also: cackle, cut
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Cackler, as well, is bullish about the channel's chances.
Sure, a cackler or Ross is about the same size as a late-season greenhead, but generally the birds that honk and cluck are larger.
Soon the leading edge of the flock started banking in, and the classic cackler funnel took formation.
Cacklers are often found laughing at their good fortune or the bad luck of others.
He and five buddies killed 59 specks and one Aleutian cackler in under an hour a few seasons ago and followed it up with a three-man limit of 30 dark geese in under 40 minutes the next day.
A few guys chase them, but by and large, these brown cackler sized beauties don't draw anywhere near the attention of Canadas or snows.
The cackler limit is really the issue right now," said Dennis Shelton of Corvallis, who also checked in a pair of cackling geese Sunday.
After three or four failed attempts in 2015, I came to the conclusion 36 one-piece cackler decoys just won't work very well on the squeakers.
Zack managed to scratch a cackler from a group that came too close over our steel pit, but you could see the disgruntled look on our guide's face.
COMMENTS: My son shot this Ross's goose, banded by the same person who banded the cackler I shot last year, also in southern Illinois.
Back in the '70's and early '80's we were happy to kill the odd cackler.
But instead of a cackler it was an Aleutian goose; the first one I had ever taken.
But as the flock worked closer, their action resembled the unrhythmic flight pattern of cacklers.
By dusk, we had 17 geese on the ground--a great day by any measure --including several purplish cacklers and a few big Canadas to brag about.
More common, however, is the Canada goose, which can range in size from teeny cacklers and Aleutians no larger than a mallard all the way to the giants of the Midwest, which can top 20 pounds.