shriek


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shriek

n. an exclamation point. (see also screamer, shout.) Take off that shriek. You use too many of those things.
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Then some one ran to our master's house and came back with a gun; presently there was a loud bang and a dreadful shriek, and then all was still; the black horse moved no more.
The old fiddle squeaks and shrieks in protest, but Tamoszius has no mercy.
the lungs fill, and instantly discharge a shriek, or a yell, or a howl which bursts the listening ear and surprises the owner of it into saying words which would not go well with a halo if he had one.
Indeed, whatever being uttered that fearful shriek could not soon repeat it: not the widest-winged condor on the Andes could, twice in succession, send out such a yell from the cloud shrouding his eyrie.
I attempted to steal to the door with an intention of calling her husband; but I was summoned back by a piercing shriek - the shawl had dropped from the frame.
Medlock looked she threw up her hands and gave a little shriek and every man and woman servant within hearing bolted across the servants' hall and stood looking through the window with their eyes almost starting out of their heads.
She turned with a shriek of terror, and found herself face to face with old Mazey.
Mrs Cratchit made the gravy (ready beforehand in a little saucepan) hissing hot; Master Peter mashed the potatoes with incredible vigour; Miss Belinda sweetened up the apple-sauce; Martha dusted the hot plates; Bob took Tiny Tim beside him in a tiny corner at the table; the two young Cratchits set chairs for everybody, not forgetting themselves, and mounting guard upon their posts, crammed spoons into their mouths, lest they should shriek for goose before their turn came to be helped.
This done, he went away, muttering, and uttered the cry of his trade next door, in a vindictive shriek.
She heard, and, falling backwards in fear, drew in her breath to shriek aloud.
I heard Glumdalclitch give a shriek at the moment he was carrying me out.
Suddenly he van- ished, and I could have fancied a faint shriek had reached me.
Even as he went on, the shout, the laugh, the shriek the sob, rose up in unison, till they changed into the hollow, fitful, and uneven sound of the wind, as it fought among the pine-trees on those three lonely hills.
Hetty's shriek mingled with the sound, and they clasped each other in mutual horror.
Not a shriek, not a scream, Scarcely even a howl or a groan, As the man they called "Ho