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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.
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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!
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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.
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And Phil Tuffnell's wheezing cackles could be heard long into the night.
He makes a big public mess whenever he can, cackles gleefully throughout the assigned hunt (when he's not having epileptic seizures, anyway) and, of course, wants to be the Far East's top gun.
Special gives you the sweet yelp of the Double Split on one side, and the raspy cutts, cackles, and purrs of the S.
Germaine Greer professes to be earnest moral and up front, cackles like a rusty pipe, makes a bad joke about Ford Fiestas and flirts outrageously.
But possibly more than the next guest, Germaine Greer, who professes to be earnest, moral and up front, says she never messes people about, cackles like a rusty pipe, makes a bad joke about Ford Fiestas and flirts outrageously in an exchange that couldn't have been more rehearsed if it had tried.
The starchy textures of Yiddish words, the logical reversals of Jewish wit, the rubbery dance of Jewish gestures and facial expressions, and above all the whirling, plunging, zigzagging cackles and sighs of klezmer music--these were the show's great pleasures and great truths.
It's superyachts for starters and Hames is on a pounds 6million Pershing 90 motor cruiser, while Llewellyn cackles almost non-stop aboard an Imoca 60 - described by his guide Dame Ellen MacArthur as the fourwheel drive of the ocean.
Cackling like only he can, while watching James Fearnley make his accordion bleed, Shane puts down his drink, cackles again and bangs the tray off his head several times.
Juan" described himself as slim, with a "very nice butt," and gave Hernandez his phone number before revealing amid cackles of laughter that he was actually Raul Brindis, star of the Raul Brindis and Pepito Show, and that their call was being aired live nationally.
Snorts, grunts and cackles are not nearly as likely to elicit a positive response.
As rain swept Ventura County on Sunday, about 1,000 bird lovers, people wanting to learn more and those just looking for something to do crowded into the Youth Building that resounded with the cackles, twitters, screeches and songs of hundreds of birds from Australia to the Amazon.
It's superyachts for starters and Hames is on a EUR6million Pershing 90 motor cruiser, while Llewellyn cackles almost non-stop aboard an Imoca 60 - described by his guide Dame Ellen MacArthur as the four wheel drive of the ocean.
If Abbott and Costello's ``Who's on first'' routine doesn't get cackles, maybe they will find success with Bart Simpson: ``Don't have a cow, man.
He cackles maliciously at his enemies' defeats and salutes himself with a wild Celtic jig.
No sooner has Vusi arrived in the city than he is carjacked in broad daylight by a black gang whose leader cackles cynically when Vusi tries to appeal to racial brotherhood.