swazzle

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swazzle

(ˈswɒzəl) or

swozzle

n
(Theatre) a small metal instrument held in the mouth of a Punch and Judy puppeteer, used to produce the characteristic shrill voice of Mr Punch
[C19: imitative of the sound produced]
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Punch's distinctive squawking voice is produced by a contraption known as a 'swazzle' or 'swatchel' which the professor holds in his mouth