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  • v. Present participle of squall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by short periods of noisy commotion


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  • The infant heir of the house of — has shown his good taste by passing the day in squalling.

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  • She squinted, picking out pinpricks of light, and fancied she heard the chittering howl of foxes - the kind of squalling that sounded like a little girl in distress. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Then she sprang away, up the trail, squalling with every leap she made.

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  • Lots of the younger children set up a-squalling, and it kept the women busy hushing them.

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  • There was a crashing of curtains and curtain-poles and a squawking and squalling of attendants as my hands closed on Chong Mong-ju's throat.

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  • She was a woman and I was a man and a lover, and all the heredity of love was mine up from the black and squalling jungle ere love was love and man was man.

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  • Grizz turned him loose and he ran back up the creekbed squalling all the way out of sight.

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  • One mom who can't quite reconcile Connie's brown skin and black hair with my green-eyed blonde complexion asks indiscreetly, “Peruvian adoption?” to which I simply nod instead of asking, “Fertility treatments?” about the squalling brood in her triple-wide stroller.

    The Uninvited Guest

  • The euphoria I felt at the hospital was dashed on our first night together at home: we played pass the parcel all night with a squalling, unfamiliar infant, tripping over boxes and packing cases, shell-shocked at what we had done.

    An accidental family

  • Mark Holub's drumming and the powerful bass-playing of Liran Donin drives the group, with Toby McLaren playing electric keys at bold angles, and saxophonists Chris Williams and Pete Grogan sometimes squalling dementedly at each other, sometimes joining in unexpectedly lyrical dialogues.

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