Caterwauled
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caterwauling — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cat|er|waul — «KAT uhr wl», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. (of cats) to utter long drawn, wailing cries, especially in the night; give their characteristic cry at rutting time: »Dread midnight come, the cats gan caterwaul (Jeremy Taylor). 2. Figurative. a) to howl like… …   Useful english dictionary

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