v. t.1.To stifle or choke.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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HUMANS: axle-tooth 'a molar tooth', hink 'to halt, to falter', hoast "to cough', lug 'an ear', marrow 'a companion, a fellow worker', marrow 'to join, associate; to bring together, pair; to find a match for', melder 'a quantity of meal ground at one time', muster 'to whisper, speak privately', querken 'to choke, suffocate, stifle', rame 'to shout, cry, scream', rove 'scabby, scaly or scurfy condition of the skin', skirl 'to scream, shriek, cry out shrilly', spaeman 'prophet, fortune-teller', storken 'to become stout, sturdy, strong; to grow', swaver 'to stager, to totter', sword sliper 'a sword sharpener', tave 'to move the limbs ineffectually, to sprawl', thumble-toe 'the great toe', waithman "a hunter';