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  • v. Present participle of screak.


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  • The traveler had been staring at it for a while when it struck him that a gear in the draftsman should have been screaking; but everything was quiet, not the slightest humming could be heard.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • When his boat snapped loose from its mooring, under the screaking of the gulls, he tried at first to wave to his dear ones on shore, but in the rolling fog they had already lost their faces.

    stanley kunitz | the long boat « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Their farther conversation was in fact interrupted by a blatant noise which rose behind them, in which the voice of the preacher emitted, in unison with that of the old woman, tones like the grumble of a bassoon combined with the screaking of a cracked fiddle.

    Old Mortality

  • The loudest thing in the quiet residence was Brass's own slow breathing, and the shoes of the team screaking on the hardwood floor.

    Double Dealer: Crime Scene Investigation

  • Her voice had the quality of chalk screaking along a slate board.

    beneath an opal moon

  • Twice he heard it sung through to the faint accompaniment of the tiny screaking rocker.


  • Men came tramping up the screaking outside stairs that conducted to the office; the Squire had a room over Ward's general store.

    When Egypt Went Broke

  • The silence was broken by more screaking of the outside stairs.

    When Egypt Went Broke

  • Page 85 screaking, hissing and crashing of the angry storm, with, as it were, its mottled, scarred and dusky-faced triumphant

    Autobiography, sermons, addresses, and essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.,

  • We didn't say anything, and so it was very still for a second or so, and there warn't no sounds but the screaking of the woodwork and the chug-chugging of the machinery down below.

    Tom Sawyer, Detective


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