from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Acute, sharp, or piercing in sound.
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"The shrill-edged shriek of the mother divided the shuddering night," as she threw herself prone on the rough pine box; or the wild, wordless wail of sudden widowhood was torn from the inmost heart of some stricken creature who had hoped in vain!
The shrill-edged shriek of a mother divide the shuddering night.
This is refreshing, and yet it is to be noted that "Titan" and "tittle" and "shrill-edged shriek" and "shyly shimmer" are by no means identical in sound: they have merely certain consonants in common.
When Tennyson speaks of the shrill-edged shriek of