verbrare, dialectBritish, Irish
with object To swallow greedily, hastily, or in large mouthfuls; to gulp.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edward Hake (fl. 1564–1604), lawyer and satirist. Imitative of the sound of swallowing.
Representing a harsh, high-pitched bark or cry characteristic of dogs and some other animals. Also as noun: a cry of this sort; a yelp.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Stanyhurst (1547–1618), literary scholar and translator. Imitative.