from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter a shrill cry, with vibrations made by hitting the mouth with the hand: used in reference to African aborigines.
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When we arrived at any village the women all turned out to lulliloo their chief.
She turns to go home, but stops to listen to the wild shouts and songs of the women, who have left the huts, and are coming down towards the river to welcome their chief with lulliloo, praising him by such strange names as "Great lion," "Great buffalo."
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