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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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Then Sir Buzz cooked the girdle-cakes, and the soldier's son ate three of them and a handful of sweets; but the one-span mannikin gobbled up all the rest, saying at each mouthful, 'You men have such terrible appetites – such terrible appetites!'
Tales of the Punjab 1894
With the chocolate coins gobbled up, it was time for some dinner.
"Not before you've had some breakfast," said her father, and so she hurriedly ate -- it might be said "gobbled," if it were not so unladylike -- the breakfast that Mrs. Jenkins placed before her.
Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall or, Leading a Needed Rebellion Janet D. Wheeler
The officer in charge of the picket, suddenly remembering that Major Burrage, of the Thirty-sixth Massachusetts, was taken prisoner some time since by the enemy while on a similar errand, 'gobbled' the rebel, who proved to be the famous Roger A. Pryor, ex-member of Congress and ex-brigadier-general of
Occasionally he woke up and "gobbled;" and I feared all night long the peck of his bill and the impact of his spurs.
The officers had "gobbled" the whole consignment for their own use!
Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson 1886
State, will strive to keep the Indians as far as possible from its own borders; while powerful combinations of speculators will make their fight for the last acre of Indian lands with just as much rapacity as if they had not already, in Western phrase, "gobbled" a hundred thousand square miles of it.
The Indian Question (1874) Francis Amasa Walker 1868
Lexmark has some decent recurring revenue from their recent MPS wins but at the end of the day, that is why they are attractive to private equity firms and another reason why they will get "gobbled" up.
Business and financial news - CNNMoney.com Jon Fortt 2010
After the requisite week passed, I went back to 'gobbled' and it killed again, redoubling the laughs on 'Define small?' as I had originally experienced.
Bill Dawes 2008
It was unfortunate that the poundman had gobbled Maria's cows.
Chapter 34 2010