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“Mew,” said the cat, as he sprang softly into the room; but the prince did not heed him.

“Mew,” again said the cat; but again the prince did not heed him.

So he turned himself into a cat, and began to mew outside the door.

"Mew," said the cat, as he sprang softly into the room; but the prince did not heed him.

"Mew," again said the cat; but again the prince did not heed him.

"Mew," said the cat the third time, and he jumped up on the prince's knee.

She did not seem in the least afraid until I was in the water, and then she began to mew.

The Persian's mew was rather feebler that day, because she had a cold.

Though doors are opened at her mew, You often have to push her through.

Miss Kitty Cat let go of her prize with a mew of disappointment.

WORD ORIGIN

"make a sound like a cat," early 14c., mewen, of imitative origin (cf. German miauen, French miauler, Italian miagolare, Spanish maullar, and see meow). Related: Mewed; mewing. As a noun from 1590s.

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