That's how everybody—me and whoever was in here at the time, drummers, boarders, lawyers, and strangers—had to listen to Uncle Daniel mirate and gyrate over Bonnie Dee. --Eudora Welty, 1953, The Ponder Heart
"And what he made up and got everybody to mirate on as good and right was always just a couple of jumps behind what he needed to do business on." - Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men, p. 257. Harcourt Brace, San Diego, Second Harvest Edition, 1996.