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At once she began to meouw and caterwaul with all her might.

It reached the edge of the pool, spread out all its legs with a caterwaul of despair, and went headlong into the water.

We caterwaul and scratch and steal, just as human beings in our situation would take to drink.

Caterwaul, kat′ėr-wawl, n. the shriek or cry emitted by the cat when in heat.

Consequently, what does your baby do but betake itself to a practical study of the caterwaul!

It was terrific how hard it was for one of a wildcat heritage and habit to keep the caterwaul back and the claws muffled.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., caterwrawen, perhaps from Low German katerwaulen "cry like a cat," or formed in English from cater, from Middle Dutch cater "tomcat" + Middle English waul "to yowl," apparently from Old English *wrag, *wrah "angry," of uncertain origin but all somehow imitative. Related: Caterwauled; caterwauling.

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