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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Croak v. i. [imp. & p. p. Croaked. (krōkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Croaking.]
 1. To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
 Loud thunder to its bottom shook the bog,
 And the hoarse nation croaked.   --Pope.
 2. To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually.
    Marat . . . croaks with reasonableness.   --Carlyle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 croaking
      adj : like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice";
            "acres of guttural frogs" [syn: croaky, guttural]
      n : a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog) [syn: croak]