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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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The two girls have something in common other than shrieking.
When morns and babies weren't close to other monkeys, rebuffed babies that started shrieking were allowed to nurse 39 percent of the time, the researchers found.
I think they did two songs and then came off backstage where they carried on shrieking.
The ongoing partisan wrangling over exposure of two major domestic spying operations by the Bush administration was to be expected: Clinton-Gore-Reno Democrats (who ignored Clinton-Gore-Reno spying abuses) are shrieking that the Bush-led Republicans are driving us headlong into a police state.
What was quiet and meditative becomes shrieking and ominous, the sublime depiction of majestic topography twisted into garish chemical goo.
NEWHALL - Want to boast of being the proud owner of a red-tailed hawk without having to actually find a place to keep this large, winged predator or explain its shrieking, raspy cry to the neighbors?
At the roast, Gilbert Gottfried, a squinting tummler with a shrieking ferret schtick, was scorching old Hugh.
After experiencing terrible flashback memories of the night his parents dropped off the face of the Earth, including shrieking that only he could hear, Evan is determined to head back to his childhood home and find out once and for all what could have happened to his parents and their 300-foot freighter.
And these frogs, though just under two inches long, are capable of shrieking at 100 decibels--similar to a loud car horn at close range.
Consisting of page after page of graphic tat, some of it scarcely legible, it is a silly way of presenting ideas about building; and even the few short thoughtful articles that do appear here are utterly drowned in the incomprehensible shrieking mess of its hideous layout.
My fire withers, shivering under the weakening fortress of my confidence, suffocated by the stress and fears of a lonely adolescent on the verge of despair, shrieking for the ears to listen.
But none of them prepared us for the shrieking in tennis - the exhalations of tortured lungs that accompany every swing of the racket.
Finally, the adolescent population many camps serve comes shrieking and giggling into the awareness of the beauty of "ours.
There were no press rebukes for the shrieking thugs seeking to provoke violence.