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  • n. Plural form of hooting.


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  • Group groomings and hootings gradually die down as various families settle into sleep.

    Postcard from nowhere: airports and assumptions : A.E. Stallings : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Yesterday there was a great series of hootings on the harbor, and when we looked, MV Doulos was on the way out.

    World's Largest Floating Bookstore Fails to Sail

  • Fizkin, and the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, with their hands upon their hearts, were bowing with the utmost affability to the troubled sea of heads that inundated the open space in front; and from whence arose a storm of groans, and shouts, and yells, and hootings, that would have done honour to an earthquake.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Young Piper and young Perkins, as members of that restless juvenile circle which is the terror of the foot – passengers in Chancery Lane, crumble into ashes behind the pump and under the archway all day long, where wild yells and hootings take place over their remains.

    Bleak House

  • Not one of the policemen who stood round the door tried to stop the “booing” of the crowd who pursued Oscar Wilde with hootings and vile cries when he left the court.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • As they came nearer and nearer to the prison, the hootings of the people grew more violent; stones were thrown; and every now and then, a rush was made against the soldiers, which they staggered under.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Irving saw the bobbing of both heads — creature's and Esquimaux's — but it took him half a minute before he realized that the orgiastic bass hootings and erotic bagpipe-flute notes were emanating from … the woman.

    The Terror

  • They entered its vast and silent halls, frightening the owls and bats that fled before them with hideous hootings and flappings of wings, and passing by a multiplicity of mouldy stairs, dank reeking roofs, and rickety corridors, at last came to an apartment which, dismal and dismantled as it was, appeared to be in rather better condition than the neighboring chambers, and they therefore selected it as their place of rest for the night.

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • He had no inclination to push the joke to such an extreme, but abandoning the ground, sneaked off with his brother wag amid the hootings of the spectators.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • The night was smothered, alive only with the continual hootings of creeping cars.

    The Silver Spoon


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