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- v. Present participle of caterwaul.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The cry of cats; a harsh, disagreeable noise or cry like the cry of cats.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The crying of cats; a howling or screeching.
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Listening to all the caterwauling from the right, one would think that Immigration Reform is a new concept, rather than a decades old problem.
This whole line of caterwauling is getting very old and stale …
The homophobic caterwauling is a distraction from the class war.
Through the warmer months you can hear the likes of every kind of caterwauling at ungodly times in the night.
It's a big, swooping song with huge, dramatic riffs and kind of caterwauling vocals, and it's a song about her mother's struggle with cancer.
Maine coon cat with lungs like a set of bagpipes, I do not use the word "caterwauling" lightly.
But if one of these women is sensitive enough to know she is beginning to strain in her argument and will lower her voice and persist in keeping it lowered the effect upon herself and the other woman will put the "caterwauling" out of the question.
If you have ever found yourself in the past aiding and abetting such an ugly sound in argument with another -- say to yourself "caterwauling,"
A venerable and hitherto decorous old deacon of Roxbury not only left the church when the hated bass-viol began its accompanying notes, but he stood for a long time outside the church door stridently "caterwauling" at the top of his lungs.
If this seems absurd to those who characterize all such sound and song as "caterwauling," let me remind the reader that in all Europe there is not one man fonder of music than an average Arab, a Chinese, or a red Indian; for any of these people, as