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howled


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Howl  \Howl\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Howled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Howling}.]  [OE.  houlen,  hulen;  akin  to  D.  huilen,  MHG. 
  hiulen,  hiuweln  OHG.  hiuwil[=o]n  to  exult,  h?wo  owl,  Dan. 
  hyle  to  howl.] 
  1.  To  utter  a  loud,  protraced,  mournful  sound  or  cry,  as  dogs 
  and  wolves  often  do 
 
  And  dogs  in  corners  set  them  down  to  howl. 
  --Drayton. 
 
  Methought  a  legion  of  foul  fiends  Environ'd  me 
  about  and  howled  in  my  ears.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  utter  a  sound  expressive  of  distress;  to  cry  aloud  and 
  mournfully;  to  lament;  to  wail. 
 
  Howl  ye  for  the  day  of  the  Lord  is  at  hand.  --Is. 
  xiii.  6. 
 
  3.  To  make  a  noise  resembling  the  cry  of  a  wild  beast. 
 
  Wild  howled  the  wind.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  {Howling  monkey}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Howler},  2. 
 
  {Howling  wilderness},  a  wild,  desolate  place  inhabited  only 
  by  wild  beasts.  --Deut.  xxxii  10. 




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