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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

glutch

\gluhch\ , verb;
1.
to swallow.
noun:
1.
a mouthful.
Quotes:
And now Robert Creedle will be nailed up in parish boards 'a b'lieve; and nobody will glutch down a sigh for he!"
-- Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders
I was, at the time, standing near Uncle Ral and I distinctly heard him gasp, swallow what must have been an overdue expectoration, glutch, and at last emit a long, slow exhalation.
-- David George Pitt, Tales from the Outer Fringe
Origin:
Glutch is of unknown origin. It was first used in southwestern England in the early 1800s.
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