Definitions

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  • noun The bleating of a sheep.

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  • noun The bleating of a sheep.
  • verb Present participle of baa.

Etymologies

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baa +‎ -ing

Examples

  • A Scottish moor long bore the reputation for being haunted by a phantom flock of sheep, which were always heard "baaing" plaintively before a big storm.

    Animal Ghosts Or, Animal Hauntings and the Hereafter

  • The window is half open, and the sounds of the street come up, 'baaing' and bellowing and squeaking, the roll of wheels, the tramp of feet, and, more distant, the shouting of an auctioneer in the market-place, whose stentorian tones come round the corner as he puts up rickcloths for sale.

    Hodge and His Masters

  • Cart-horses furbished up for sale, with straw-bound tails and glistening skins; 'baaing' flocks of sheep; squeaking pigs; bullocks with their heads held ominously low, some going, some returning, from the auction yard; shouting drovers; lads rushing hither and thither; dogs barking; everything and everybody crushing, jostling, pushing through the narrow street.

    Hodge and His Masters

  • The DOJ thing is pretty strange, and will probably get modified, but all I can say is how nice it is that Dems aren't all on the same page, parroting the same opinions, baaing like conservatives.

    Frank slams Obama for 'big mistake' on Defense of Marriage Act (updated)

  • The baaing pulses, rising up and falling, the sheep feeling the wolves circling, their fear palpable, but  unable to flee the questionable safety of the flock.

    In the Jaws of Kronos, scene 4

  • The sheep were sleepy, baaing just a little when she opened the heavy door.

    Following Magic

  • The distant baaing of lambs as they roamed the higher slopes beckoned him, as did the late afternoon sunshine and the strong breeze gusting through the giant copper beech, a sound that always reminded him of breakers pounding the shore.

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • The distant baaing of lambs as they roamed the higher slopes beckoned him, as did the late afternoon sunshine and the strong breeze gusting through the giant copper beech, a sound that always reminded him of breakers pounding the shore.

    THE TIME QUAKE

  • Eyes that told so much of long lonely nights on that cold bare hillside, of lonely baaing at an indifferent moon, at other sheep who just did not understand about dreams, about romance and... yes, about love.

    Dolly the Sheep

  • The distant baaing of lambs as they roamed the higher slopes beckoned him, as did the late afternoon sunshine and the strong breeze gusting through the giant copper beech, a sound that always reminded him of breakers pounding the shore.

    THE TIME QUAKE

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