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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.
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Note that turkey hunters generally don't imitate a male's gobbling.
As he granted the presidential pardon, Mr Bush said: "May they live the rest of their lives in blissful gobbling.
To encourage visitors to the site, we have two gobbling ring tones to download, a fantastic competition in which you could win a week's stay on an organic farm or one of 10 farm-fresh turkeys worth pounds 65 each.
To encourage visitors to the site we have two gobbling ringtones to download and a fantastic competition in which you could win a week's stay on an organic farm or one of 10 farm fresh turkeys worth pounds 65 each.
For the next 20 minutes we had more than one tom gobbling every minute, then silence.
The moon's chemical composition suggests that the impactor formed as close to the sun as Earth did, but another factor made that seem impossible: As Earth was forming, its gravity acted like a vacuum cleaner, gobbling up nearby debris.
Average Wild-Turkey Gobbling Counts in Selected Indiana CountiesYear/County Hickory Morgan Greene Jefferson 1987 1.
In a new trend, young single men and women have been gobbling up available penthouse spaces in downtown Manhattan in recent months.
SOON OUR INTREPID BAND COMES ACROSS A BUNCH OF TURKEYS STILL JOYOUSLY GOBBLING OVER MYLES' EMBARRASSMENT.
PIRU - The Piru Fire, 90 percent contained four days earlier, continued its charge Tuesday in northwestern Ventura County, gobbling more than 30,000 acres as it came dangerously close to homes.
Mega-broadcasters are gobbling up radio stations nationwide, leaving the unique voice of independent, black-owned radio in serious peril And Michael Powell, the lone black commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, is making matters worse.
Realizing I'd probably blow it, but exasperated beyond caring, I made one more move toward this gobbling machine, ever so cautiously tiptoeing forward.