gobble

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gobble

(1)
To consume, usually used with "up". "The output spy gobbles characters out of a tty output buffer."

gobble

(2)
To obtain, usually used with "down". "I guess I'll gobble down a copy of the documentation tomorrow."

See also snarf.
References in classic literature ?
They will find the cake and they will gobble it up, because, having no mother, they don't know how dangerous 'tis to eat rich damp cake.
He detested the way they had of sidling past him timidly, with sidewise glances, as if they expected him to gobble them up at a mouthful if they ventured to say a word.
I love to see that Nature is so rife with life that myriads can be afforded to be sacrificed and suffered to prey on one another; that tender organizations can be so serenely squashed out of existence like pulp -- tadpoles which herons gobble up, and tortoises and toads run over in the road; and that sometimes it has rained flesh and blood
Again, the gobbler cranked out a series of double and triple gobbles.
That was the story last week when a group called Gobbles Security claimed it was doing just that.
MP3 downloaders beware: the RIAA is said to have recruited a hacker group called Gobbles to infect MP3 files on networks such as Kazaa.
Chris Parrish of Centralia, Missouri Gobbles Up $5,000 Grand Prize in the 25th
decides it'll be easier if he gobbles the whole lot himself.
Then it starts: excited hens cutting it up, only to be cut off by gobbles.