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waul

wawl

verb
  1. (intr) to cry or wail plaintively like a cat
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Word Origin for waul

C16: of imitative origin
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Historical Examples of waul

  • 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:

    Richard Taylor

  • Then Mrs. Waul took the management of affairs, and in fifteen minutes the room had changed its character.

    All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • Mrs. Waul and Major Hume and several others came in to listen, and then lingered there.

    All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr