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croak

1. in. to die; to expire; to succumb. The parrot croaked before I got it home.
2. tv. to kill someone or something. The car croaked the cat just like that.
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The croaking was so loud that people said it sounded like a helicopter overheadCain Scrimgeour
Bournemouth Oceanarium marine biologist, Oliver Buttling said: "The croaking started as a bit of a joke among staff.
They decided in favour of his complaint after observing the reserve which at night "is very calm until the frogs start croaking.
Frogs were croaking each and every time I entered my own garden for some considerable time," she said.
Janine disappeared into a drunken stupor, kids were patronised with a hopeless treasure hunt, and Peggy and Pauline scrapped over preparations before going all dewy-eyed and croaking, ``Gawd bless 'er''.
Husband James, aged 66, said: "When you are in the garden, what's more annoying than three frogs croaking away all the time non-stop?
One frog who croaks, waits, and croaks again often finds a neighbor croaking during the pauses.
While playing his favorite tracks, Hakansson noted that his animal friends responded with an enthusiasm equal to his own: their croaking actually rose and fell in time to the music.
But they soon realised it was just one animal with three croaking heads.
Damp,mossy floor A croaking frog Wise watching owl The thickening fog.
Like its brethren, the white seabass - second largest in the croaker family behind the endangered totoba of the Gulf of California - communicates via croaking sounds.
Purgue demonstrates his discovery by covering a croaking frog's ears with his fingers.
Billy seemed like some kind of leather-boy bullfrog, completely at home croaking away in this pond, where I felt like a turtle trying to make a small raft out of cigarettes rather than pulling into my shell and sinking down down down.
Forget the moustachioed, cornrowed croaking caricature of recent years and think back to the late 1980s.
Andrew Cromar was found guilty of causing a nuisance by putting the croaking frogs in his garden in a bid to deter intruders.