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- n. The cry of a cat.
- v. To give the cry of a cat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To cry as a cat; to mew; to caterwaul.
- n. The crying of a cat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry as a cat; mew.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
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So Mother Sub-Prioress will spit out a curse upon the viands; or Sister Mary Rebecca will miaul over them like an old cat that sees a tom in every shadow, though all toms have long since fled at her approach.
"` Well, 'says he, ` I heard her miaul, and when I awoke I think I seed two eyes looking at me.'