(kr?k"kl?ng), n. 1. The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.
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As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool.
Eccl. vii. 6.
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2. The well-browned, crisp rind of roasted pork.
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For the first time in his life he tested crackling.
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3. pl. Food for dogs, made from the refuse of tallow melting.
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(?), n. Also


}. A kind of gambling game consisting in pitching coins to or towards the ceiling of a room so that they shall fall as near as possible to a certain crack in the floor. [Gamblers' Cant, U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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