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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: ??ACKLE

crackle

crackle
(n.) The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling.
(n.) A kind of crackling sound or r/le, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist crackle.
(n.) A condition produced in certain porcelain, fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian crackle.
(v. i.) To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle.

grackle

grackle
(n.) One of several American blackbirds, of the family Icteridae; as, the rusty grackle (Scolecophagus Carolinus); the boat-tailed grackle (see Boat-tail); the purple grackle (Quiscalus quiscula, or Q. versicolor). See Crow blackbird, under Crow.
(n.) An Asiatic bird of the genus Gracula. See Myna.

quackle

quackle
(v. i. & t.) To suffocate; to choke.

shackle

shackle
(n.) Stubble.
(n.) Something which confines the legs or arms so as to prevent their free motion; specifically, a ring or band inclosing the ankle or wrist, and fastened to a similar shackle on the other leg or arm, or to something else, by a chain or a strap; a gyve; a fetter.
(n.) Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.
(n.) A fetterlike band worn as an ornament.
(n.) A link or loop, as in a chain, fitted with a movable bolt, so that the parts can be separated, or the loop removed; a clevis.
(n.) A link for connecting railroad cars; -- called also drawlink, draglink, etc.
(n.) The hinged and curved bar of a padlock, by which it is hung to the staple.
(v. t.) To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain.
(v. t.) Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or embarrass action; to impede; to cumber.
(v. t.) To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars.