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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

  • n. The crying of a cat.
  • intransitive v. To cry as a cat; to mew; to caterwaul.

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.

    The White Ladies of Worcester A Romance of the Twelfth Century

  • "` Well, 'says he, ` I heard her miaul, and when I awoke I think I seed two eyes looking at me.'

    Poor Jack


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