|1.||to utter rapidly and unintelligibly; prattle|
|2.||(intr) (of monkeys and related animals) to make characteristic chattering sounds|
|3.||a less common word for gibberish|
|[C17: of imitative origin]|
rock- and pebble-littered area of arid or semi-arid country in Australia. The rocks are generally angular fragments formed from broken up duricrust, usually silcrete, a hardened crust of soil cemented by silica (SiO2). The gravel cover may be only one rock fragment deep, or it may consist of several layers buried in fine-grained material that is thought to have been blown in. A gibber is generally considered a result of mechanical weathering because silica is almost inert to chemical weathering.
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