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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of caw.


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  • “Hello, she says,” a sharp, high-pitched voice cawed from down the corridor, laughing and mimicking.

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  • The Great Blue cawed hoarsely and stood on one leg in a fishing meditation.

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  • Somewhere, high in the trees, two cranky crows cawed and below them Salmon Creek glistened in the late afternoon sun.


  • Behind her, crickets scraped and frogs croaked; a bird cawed.


  • “Hey, Sydelle!” she cawed, shoving her sister aside.

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  • “Oh really?” or “Oh I know!” they cawed from time to time.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • A crow cawed overhead, casting a small shadow on the ground before screeching to a stop in a tree near them.

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  • From somewhere in the surrounding trees a trixie cawed on its nightly quest to kill and eat as many moonbats as possible.

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  • Their wings and fur were drenched, and they cawed defiantly at the flight masters who were alternately railing at them and pleading with them to “Please, come down!”

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  • Parrots cawed outside, disturbed from their sleep by the watchman; a dog barked somewhere in the distance; the city of Agra slowly ground to a halt as the nobles returned to their homes on the banks of the Yamuna.

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