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- Verb i.

To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.

- Noun

Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish; hence, an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.

- Noun

A variety of zircon. See Zircon.

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