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  • v. Present participle of holloa.


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  • Therefore, though the meet is small, the neighbourhood as a body expect to see plenty of the hounds, and turn up expectant, the farmers on their cobs, the young ladies on ponies and in dog-carts, and all the village who can be spared for an hour on foot, while the small boys regard each other with rapturous grins, and practise "holloaing" to improve their lung-power when the fox breaks.

    The Naturalist on the Thames

  • She put it on her head, but did not fasten up her hair, and again darted off, positively holloaing.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • They have got three jugs at the old boat-house for the benefit of holloaing in the open air.

    Mary Anerley

  • Just at this side of the gate leading into the stubble-field there was already a concourse of people when Tony arrived near it with the hounds, and immediately there was a holloaing and loud screeching of directions, which was soon understood to mean that the hounds were at once to be taken away!

    The American Senator

  • But out into it he must, to drive through dust-clouds so opaque that one could only draw rein till they subsided, meanwhile holloaing off collisions.

    Australia Felix

  • At last, tired of holloaing, "Stop a bit," he said, "I shall find a quicker way;" with that he threw himself directly into the sea, and cut through the waves towards them as if his arms had been driven by a steam engine.

    Willis the Pilot

  • There can be no doubt that the hon. gentleman said hollering, and not holloaing, or holloeing, or hollowing, or hallooing.

    Chapter 3. The Period of Growth. 3. The Expanding Vocabulary

  • That mysterious holloaing about worm-casts was just such another disagreement.

    Miss Mapp

  • It is significant that Wilson, in telling the story of his dissipated early life, classes smoking with "singing, holloaing, wrangling, drinking, toasting," and other diversions of "jolly companions."

    The Social History of Smoking

  • He could not reach her to pull her out, and all his holloaing and shouting was so much waste of breath.

    Cornwall's Wonderland


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