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bleat


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bleat  \Bleat\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bleated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bleating}.]  [OE.  bleten  AS  bl?tan;  akin  to  D.  blaten, 
  bleeten  OHG.  bl[=a]zan,  pl[=a]zan;  prob.  of  imitative 
  origin.] 
  To  make  the  noise  of  or  one  like  that  of  a  sheep;  to  cry 
  like  a  sheep  or  calf. 
 
  Then  suddenly  was  heard  along  the  main,  To  low  the  ox 
  to  bleat  the  woolly  train.  --Pope 
 
  The  ewe  that  will  not  hear  her  lamb  when  it  baas,  will 
  never  answer  a  calf  when  he  bleats.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bleat  \Bleat\,  n. 
  A  plaintive  cry  of  or  like  that  of  a  sheep. 
 
  The  bleat  of  fleecy  sheep.  --Chapman's 
  Homer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bleat 
  n  :  the  sound  of  sheep  or  goats  (or  any  sound  resembling  this) 
  v  1:  talk  whiningly 
  2:  cry  plaintively;  "The  lambs  were  bleating"  [syn:  {blate},  {blat}, 
  {baa}] 




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