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cluck

and kluck (klək)
n. a stupid person; a person as stupid as a chicken. Why did they send me a dumb cluck to do this work? You silly kluck! Why’d you do that?

dumb cluck

n. a stupid oaf; a person as stupid as a chicken. Sally is not a dumb cluck, but she is sort of slow.
See also: cluck, dumb
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During your conversation with the birds, only cluck and plain yelp, thus giving the impression that you are alone and looking for companionship.
Now available in Advantage MAX-4 camouflage, the Long Honker is an easy-blowing call capable of producing high-pitched hailing honks, Si as well as low, guttural feeding murmurs, clucks and moans.
With the three reeds, the call allows the user to generate volume for ringing hails and also to tone down the sound for low-end clucks and quacks, just like you can with single-and double-reed calls.
This behavior did not necessarily prove that a cluck works like a word that refers to some object around the bird, Evans says.
The old tests, however, left a nagging possibility that the clucks just trigger a reflex to search for food, Evans says.
The hens ate the corn before hearing a male's clucks.
She clucks in delight as she watches the countryside speed by - and occasionally lays him an egg.
Eason's calling repertory included a short hail call built on the four-to-six-note hen mallard's call, with a potpourri of clucks and chuckles when the birds were overhead.
Flextone's versatile Michael Waddell Series Mouth Calls are designed to create seductive soft tree yelps or sexy clucks and purrs, as well as produce the loudest cuts, cackles and yelps to draw in birds from afar.
Simply put the call to your lips and gently kiss with a slight sucking motion to produce realistic yelps and clucks.
Sounds range from quick, snappy quacks, to down-and-dirty feed chuckles and clucks to make ducks beg for more.
The perceived unpredictability of outcomes - a rarity on television - keeps ignorant clucks glued to their sets.
Realistic clucks, purrs, and yelps are easy to make with this call.
My advice to PETA is to get back to the task of protecting animals and stop acting like a bunch of dumb clucks.
For centuries, scientists have wondered whether the animal world's cacophony of clucks, tweets, woofs, meows and cock-a-doodle-doos are primitive forms of language.