There was a tremendous snarling and spitting and screeching.
The one called Gramp was screeching invectives at the grinning bystanders.
"Bid them make an end of that screeching," she snapped to vent some of her fierce petulance.
The retreat, I maintained—and I was right—was caused by the screeching of the steam whistle.
They said he had caused the fire in some way; be that ...