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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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Ducks can bark and this call produces those short, snappy quacks and clucks.
The acrylic single delivers some of the sharpest chatter and clucks you'll ever hear, and made top-five in the world live duck calling championships.
During your conversation with the birds, only cluck and plain yelp, thus giving the impression that you are alone and looking for companionship.
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.
Why do you think the double cluck is so successful?
The most versatile and easy-to-use calls are short-reed calls like Sean Mann's Eastern Shorty, Tim Grounds' HalfBreed, Foiles' Strait Meat, Fred Zink's Paralyzer SR-1, Primos Shaved Reed, Knight & Hale's Double Cluck and Big River as well as those by Haydel's and a host of others.
Accented by a hex nut band around the center, the call has a short barrel and short insert so you can work it with one or two hands and produce equally appealing honks, clucks, moans and comeback calls.
Overhead, early rising mallards made the soft "dug-a, dug-a, dug-a" chuckle and "ka, ka, kuk" clucks.
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.
Sounds range from quick, snappy quacks, to down-and-dirty feed chuckles and clucks to make ducks beg for more.
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.