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singultus , ūs, m. singuli, and hence, an uttering of single sounds.
II. Transf., a rattling in the throat of dying persons, Verg. A. 9, 415; id. G. 3, 507; Sen. Cons. ad Marc. 11, 4.—Of the clucking of a hen, Col. 8, 5, 3; 8, 11, 15; Pall. 1, 28, 6.—Of the croaking of a raven, Plin. 18, 35, 87, § 362.—Of the gurgling of water, Plin. Ep. 4, 30, 6.
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