- (intr) to cry or wail plaintively like a cat
C16: of imitative origin
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As Randall and Waul gained ground to the front, they became separated by a ravine in which was concealed a brigade of Federals.Destruction and Reconstruction:
Mrs. Waul and Major Hume and several others came in to listen, and then lingered there.
Then Mrs. Waul took the management of affairs, and in fifteen minutes the room had changed its character.