Thesaurus / caterwaul
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He acts as if he was at the p'int o' death, though folks a-dyin' don't gen'ally caterwaul like that.
THE BRASS BOUND BOXEVELYN RAYMOND
It was terrific how hard it was for one of a wildcat heritage and habit to keep the caterwaul back and the claws muffled.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
From the cat there rose suddenly a hideous caterwaul, that ceased abruptly; and then—too late—I snapped off the flashlight.
CARNACKI, THE GHOST FINDERWILLIAM HOPE HODGSON
At once she began to meouw and caterwaul with all her might.
DUTCH FAIRY TALES FOR YOUNG FOLKSWILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS
It reached the edge of the pool, spread out all its legs with a caterwaul of despair, and went headlong into the water.
CHARLIE TO THE RESCUER.M. BALLANTYNE
When the attack presents the combined effects of these two common habits, a quite realistic caterwaul is the result.
THE CHILD-VOICE IN SINGINGFRANCIS E. HOWARD
We caterwaul and scratch and steal, just as human beings in our situation would take to drink.
DAISYMIRANDA ELIOT SWAN
Consequently, what does your baby do but betake itself to a practical study of the caterwaul!
Caterwaul, kat′ėr-wawl, n. the shriek or cry emitted by the cat when in heat.
It was enough to raise your hair to hear that variegated and enormous unanimous caterwaul burst out!
A TRAMP ABROAD, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
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