He brushed around Von Rosen out in the kitchen, and mewed a little, delicate, highbred mew.
"You are sacrificing the lives of all of us," mewed the Cat.
The little one took the cat, and pinched it, so that it mewed.
I have been mewed up in the house almost ever since Sharley and all of them went away.'
Kitty grew very fast; and one morning, after she had got to be a good-sized kitten, she came to Alice, and mewed quite piteously.
“I don't want to be mewed up here,” she cried discontentedly.
"Dearest, he seems to me so different from the others," mewed Lady Laura.
Now he mewed at her from the hedge in front of the farmhouse.
He came through the apartments of the Grand Duke, and mewed at my door.
And thereupon he mewed almost exactly like Farmer Green's cat.
"make a sound like a cat," early 14c., mewen, of imitative origin (cf. German miauen, French miauler, Italian miagolare, Spanish maullar, and see meow). Related: Mewed; mewing. As a noun from 1590s.
"seagull," Old English mæw, from Proto-Germanic *maigwis (cf. Old Saxon mew, Frisian meau, Middle Dutch and Middle Low German mewe, Dutch meeuw "gull"), imitative of its cry. Old French moue (Modern French mouette) and Lithuanian mevas are Germanic loan-words.
"cage," c.1300, from Old French mue "cage for hawks, especially when molting," from muer "to molt," from Latin mutare "to change" (see mutable).