And so it happens that the people who caterwaul about America being weak in the world become the very people who make it weaker.
It was terrific how hard it was for one of a wildcat heritage and habit to keep the caterwaul back and the claws muffled.
It reached the edge of the pool, spread out all its legs with a caterwaul of despair, and went headlong into the water.
caterwaul, kat′ėr-wawl, n. the shriek or cry emitted by the cat when in heat.
We caterwaul and scratch and steal, just as human beings in our situation would take to drink.
At once she began to meouw and caterwaul with all her might.
Consequently, what does your baby do but betake itself to a practical study of the caterwaul!
late 14c., caterwrawen, perhaps from Low German katerwaulen "cry like a cat," or formed in English from cater, from Middle Dutch cater "tomcat" + Middle English waul "to yowl," apparently from Old English *wrag, *wrah "angry," of uncertain origin but all somehow imitative. Related: Caterwauled; caterwauling.