gaggle (plural gaggles)
- A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
- Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.
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- To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
- 1733, Jonathan Swift, "A New Simile for the Ladies with Useful Annotations by Dr. Sheridan", note 7 (in The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. II):
- When a friend asked Socrates, how he could bear the scolding of his wife Xantippe? he retorted, and asked him, how he could bear the gaggling of his geese?
cackle — see cackle