hue and cry
noun Etymology: hue outcry Date: 15th century 1. a. a loud outcry formerly used in the pursuit of one who is suspected of a crime b. the pursuit of a suspect or a written proclamation for the capture of a suspect 2. a clamor of alarm or protest 3. hubbub

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  • Hue and Cry — are a pop duo formed in 1983 in Coatbridge, Scotland by the brothers Pat Kane (vocals) and Greg Kane (keyboards). They had a number of modest hits in the UK Singles Chart in the late 1980s, and early 1990s, and have released eleven albums from… …   Wikipedia

  • Hue and cry — Hue Hue, n. [OE. hue, huer, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF. hu an exclamation.] A shouting or vociferation. [1913 Webster] {Hue and cry} (Law), a loud outcry with which felons were anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were obliged to take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hue and cry — In common law, a hue and cry (Latin, hutesium et clamor , a horn and shouting ) was a process by which bystanders were summoned to assist in the apprehension of a criminal who had been witnessed in the act of committing a crime.By the statute of… …   Wikipedia

  • hue and cry — {n.} 1. An alarm and chase after a supposed wrongdoer; a pursuit usually by shouting men. * / Stop, thief, cried John as he ran. Others joined him, and soon there was a hue and cry./ 2. An excited mass protest, alarm, or outcry of any kind. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hue and cry — {n.} 1. An alarm and chase after a supposed wrongdoer; a pursuit usually by shouting men. * / Stop, thief, cried John as he ran. Others joined him, and soon there was a hue and cry./ 2. An excited mass protest, alarm, or outcry of any kind. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Hue and Cry (film) — Infobox Film name = Hue and Cry caption = director = Charles Crichton producer = Michael Balcon writer = T.E.B. Clarke starring = Alastair Sim music = Georges Auric cinematography = Douglas Slocombe editing = Charles Hasse distributor = Ealing… …   Wikipedia

  • The Hue and Cry After Cupid — The Hue and Cry After Cupid, or A Hue and Cry After Cupid, also Lord Haddington s Masque or The Masque at Lord Haddington s Marriage, or even The Masque With the Nuptial Songs at the Lord Viscount Haddington s Marriage at Court, was a masque… …   Wikipedia

  • Hue — Hue, n. [OE. hue, huer, to hoot, shout, prob. fr. OF. hu an exclamation.] A shouting or vociferation. [1913 Webster] {Hue and cry} (Law), a loud outcry with which felons were anciently pursued, and which all who heard it were obliged to take up,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cry — See: FAR CRY, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, HUE AND CRY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cry — See: FAR CRY, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, HUE AND CRY …   Dictionary of American idioms

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