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  • n. Plural form of growl.


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  • He could hear the wet growls from the depths of the chained wolf’s throat, there was a hideous grinding of teeth on something so thin as to barely come between them, and the cackling of the Hag as she tended both beast and trees.

    The Pig’s End « A Fly in Amber

  • Unless they're agressive speed-me-up-bitch growls, which is definitely feasible; many's the night I've had to coax him down from speeds as high as, oh, say, 94.

    kinaesthesia Diary Entry

  • He recalled the growls and angry missives he'd received from his fellow Clurian industrialists, none of whom realized the extent of his off-world interests.

    The Man Who Used the Universe

  • In spite of the "growls" in which I have so freely indulged, the close of 1914 yet found me in a hopeful and sanguine frame of mind.


  • Bishop 'growls' about deficit; Keown issues biting response

    Thomasville Times Enterprise Homepage

  • California's Golden Bear "growls" when he "hears the tread of lowly Stanford red."

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Brian Blaney claims to know hundreds of Irish songs, "growls" as he calls them in a deep voice that always seems to be set on "booming."

    Reader -

  • Justly vexed at this malicious interference with his plans, and determined to save at least this last relic as a trophy of his prowess, the young Inca gave orders for the head to be hauled inboard; but upon the first attempt to do this, one of the monsters made a savage rush and seized the head in its great jaws, worrying it as a dog worries a rat, giving utterance as it did so to a succession of horrid grunting kind of growls that caused most of the hearers to break into a cold perspiration.

    Harry Escombe A Tale of Adventure in Peru

  • "'What?' growls 'Single Out;' 'I knowed this game before you quit nursin', Bright Eyes.


  • Your mother worked hard to make this so Eat, Pappa growls, and everyone falls silent.

    The Trouble With May Amelia


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  • It is also 3rd person singular of of the verb 'to growl'.

    September 5, 2011