The portions containing air are of a light brick-red colour, and crepitate under the finger.
The parenchyma in the darker places on section did not crepitate.
The sixpences do not "bang" in this country: they crepitate, they crackle, as though shot from a Maxim quick-firer.
crepitate crep·i·tate (krěp'ĭ-tāt')
v. crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing, crep·i·tates
To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.