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  • n. Plural form of growling.


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  • There may be also social "growlings," showing the opposition of public opinion to which the savage is at least as keenly sensitive as the modern.

    Taboo and Genetics A Study of the Biological, Sociological and Psychological Foundation of the Family

  • There was a deeper murmur from the crowd now, growlings of anger and defiance, threats of the total destruction of Kenderhome.

    Finnegan teoriza la practica de cuerdas

  • Although she's recently taxed her voice with the gritty growlings of Kurtag and Golijov (most sopranos would avoid such wounding epics), her "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair" was all melting, liquid undulations.

    Donna Perlmutter: Doings at Disney Hall: A Tale of Two Orchestras

  • Surely such notes are much better than the querulous growlings of suspicious Whigs and discontented Republicans.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Fisk is a jolly looking guy; he looks like the kind'a Brit you'd love go to a pub with and sit for hours tossing back growlers of ales and tossing out growlings and dramatic growlings of experiential tale-telling and argument.


  • Harding often remarked that when he approached the dark well which communicated with the sea, and of which the orifice opened at the back of the storeroom, Top uttered singular growlings.

    The Mysterious Island

  • There is no backbone of mutiny in them against the oppression to which they are subjected; but only the whining of a dog that knows itself to be a slave and pleads with his soft paw for tenderness from his master; or the futile growlings of the caged tiger who paces up and down before his bars and has long ago forgotten to attempt to break them.

    The American Senator

  • Presently Boulou, who could do nothing simply, found a dead mouse, where any one else could have found it, in the middle of the path, and made it an occasion for a theatrical display of growlings and shakings.

    Red Pottage

  • Konker for protection agt the Beast as well as to prevent his escapewhose furious growlings were now plainly distinguishable An old man this Companion now also descended to his assistanceand by their united efforts the

    MS Shelley adds c12 fols 79-80

  • “Yes, Mr. Kazallon,” said Curtis, “our raft has been driven into the region of storms, of which it has been justly remarked that any one endowed with very sensitive organs can at any moment distinguish the growlings of thunder.”

    The Survivors of the Chancellor


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