Definition of Caterwauls

1. Verb. (third-person singular of caterwaul) ¹



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Definition of Caterwauls

1. caterwaul [v] - See also: caterwaul

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caterwauls

caterpillar dermatitis
caterpillar flap
caterpillar rash
caterpillar skiing
caterpillar track
caterpillar tracks
caterpillar tread
caterpillar tree
caterpillars
caters
caterwaul
caterwauled
caterwauler
caterwaulers
caterwauling
caterwauls (current term)
catery
cates
catface
catfaces
catfacing
catfacings
catfall
catfalls
catfight
catfighting
catfights
catfish
catfisher
catfisherman

Literary usage of Caterwauls

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1. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"... especially when the portrait is burnt in front of the house of the gay deceiver whom it represents, while a powerful chorus of caterwauls, groans, ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1880)
"... a witch, and scarce feel; she caterwauls, and must have a stallion, a champion, she must and will marry again, and betroth herself to some young man, ..."

3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"... only straddle one leg of your bridge out of its true position, and your instrument, which ought to sing like a woman, caterwauls like a cat. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"Who in the gutter caterwauls, squalls, mauls Some feline foe, and screams in shrill ill-will. Now Bulls of Bashan, of a prize size, rise In childish dreams, ..."

5. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"Who in the gutter caterwauls, squalls, mauls Some feline foe, and screams in shrill ill-will. Now Bulls of Bashan, of a prize size, rise In childish dreams, ..."

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