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Chatter, vb., 1) to utter inarticulate sounds, resembling human speech: “apes that mow and c. at me,” Tp. II, 2, 9. “--ing pies,” H6C V, 6, 48. “apes and monkeys would c. this way,” Cymb. I, 6, 40. -- Hence of a restless tongue: “to tame a shrew and charm her --ing tongue,” Shr. IV, 2, 58.
2) to make a noise by collision of the teeth: “when the wind came to make me c.” Lr. IV, 6, 103.
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