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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of peal.


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  • As day died, the woods awoke to sounds of bird and insect life; strange, raucous calls pealed forth, some familiar, others strange and unaccustomed.

    Rainbow's End

  • He had even a horror of hearing his name pealed out by servants, and came early to parties that the proclamation might be achieved before as few auditors as possible.

    Biographical Study of A W Kinglake

  • At that moment a stentorian call pealed above the dismantled camp, and there began a vast surge of the mass of Nakonkirhirinons toward the waiting canoes, a dragging of goods and chattels, a hurry of crying children, a scurrying of squaws.

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • The Pan-Antis were still muttering furiously over this daring act of defiance when a shrill bugle-call pealed down the avenue.

    In the Sweet Dry and Dry

  • His battle-call pealed even above the hellish din.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • A second call pealed forth, and the towropes were cast off, oars splashed into the water, and, with a wild exulting yell from their occupants, the boats dashed for the shore, the men in them hurling themselves into the shallow water as the keels ground into the beach.

    A Chinese Command A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas

  • You can see in that bus, or perhaps that was one of the buses where the explosion took place in the bus because it looked like it was just kind of pealed away at rooftop like a sardine can and you see of course the emergency response teams.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2008

  • Then pealed the bells more loud and deep; “God is not dead, nor doth He sleep.”

    Miles to Go

  • “Bitch, get away from him!” pealed a shrill voice from behind.

    Shore Thing

  • She included one secular song, “Chain of Fools,” among gospel standards that unleashed all her vocal glories: tender insinuations and ringing exhortations, jazzy syncopations and hymnlike sustained lines, spiraling upward swoops and plunges into her low register, notes that rasped and notes that pealed.

    Honoring Dr. King with Aretha Franklin and Wynton Marsalis - The Caucus Blog -


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