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cleck1

/klɛk/
verb (transitive) (Scot)
1.
(of birds) to hatch
2.
to lay or hatch (a plot or scheme)
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse klekja

cleck2

/klɛk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by on. to gossip (about); tell (on)
noun
2.
(often pl) a piece of gossip
Derived Forms
clecky, adjective
Word Origin
from Welsh, from clecan to gossip, and clec gossip
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