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caterwaul


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caterwaul  \Cat"er*waul\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caterwauled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Caterwauling}.]  [Cat  +  waul,  wawl,  to  cry  as  a 
  cat.] 
  To  cry  as  cats  in  rutting  time;  to  make  a  harsh,  offensive 
  noise.  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caterwaul  \Cat"er*waul\,  n. 
  A  caterwauling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caterwaul 
  n  :  the  yowling  sound  made  by  a  cat  in  heat 
  v  :  utter  shrieks,  as  of  cats  [syn:  {yowl}] 




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