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A.Word.A.Day--guttle

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This week's theme: verbs.

guttle (GUT-l) verb tr., intr.

To eat voraciously; to devour greedily.

[From gut, on the pattern of guzzle, from Middle English gut, from plural guttes (entrails), from Old English guttas.]

See more usage examples of guttle in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"Wednesday was early closing day in Umtali, a relief for both of us, and Mr. Gordon was not obliged to linger at the tuckshop where he would read the notices posted on the board over the cash register or inspect the polish on his shoes or crack his lumpy knuckles while he waited for me to guttle my ice cream." George Makana Clark; A is For Ancestors; Transition (Durham, N. Carolina); 2000.

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The unconscious mind is decidedly simple, unaffected, straight-forward and honest. It hasn't got all of this facade, this veneer of what we call adult culture. It's rather simple, rather childish. It is direct and free. -Milton H. Erickson, psychiatrist (1901-1980)

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