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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cry  \Cry\  (kr?),  n.;  pl  {Cries}  (kr?z).  [F.  cri,  fr  crier  to 
  cry.  See  {Cry},  v.  i.  ] 
  1.  A  loud  utterance;  especially,  the  inarticulate  sound 
  produced  by  one  of  the  lower  animals;  as  the  cry  of 
  hounds;  the  cry  of  wolves.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Outcry;  clamor;  tumult;  popular  demand. 
 
  Again  that  cry  was  found  to  have  been  as 
  unreasonable  as  ever.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Any  expression  of  grief,  distress,  etc.,  accompanied  with 
  tears  or  sobs;  a  loud  sound,  uttered  in  lamentation. 
 
  There  shall  be  a  great  cry  throughout  all  the  land. 
  --Ex.  xi  6. 
 
  An  infant  crying  in  the  night,  An  infant  crying  for 
  the  light;  And  with  no  language  but  a  cry. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  Loud  expression  of  triumph  or  wonder  or  of  popular 
  acclamation  or  favor.  --Swift. 
 
  The  cry  went  once  on  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Importunate  supplication. 
 
  O,  the  most  piteous  cry  of  the  poor  souls.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Public  advertisement  by  outcry;  proclamation,  as  by 
  hawkers  of  their  wares. 
 
  The  street  cries  of  London.  --Mayhew. 
 
  7.  Common  report;  fame. 
 
  The  cry  goes  that  you  shall  marry  her  --Shak. 
 
  8.  A  word  or  phrase  caught  up  by  a  party  or  faction  and 
  repeated  for  effect;  as  the  party  cry  of  the  Tories. 
 
  All  now  depends  upon  a  good  cry.  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  9.  A  pack  of  hounds.  --Milton. 
 
  A  cry  more  tunable  Was  never  hollaed  to  nor  cheered 
  with  horn.  --Shak. 
 
  10.  A  pack  or  company  of  persons;  --  in  contempt. 
 
  Would  not  this  .  .  .  get  me  a  fellowship  in  a  cry 
  of  players?  --Shak. 
 
  11.  The  crackling  noise  made  by  block  tin  when  it  is  bent 
  back  and  forth. 
 
  {A  far  cry},  a  long  distance;  --  in  allusion  to  the  sending 
  of  criers  or  messengers  through  the  territory  of  a 
  Scottish  clan  with  an  announcement  or  summons. 




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