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wail like a banshee

Scream shrilly, as in Terrified, she wailed like a banshee. In Irish folklore, a banshee is a spirit in the form of a wailing woman whose appearance is an omen that one member of a family will die. The simile dates from the late 1800s.
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While not typically associated with the Canadian division of the company, QTS is exploring ways in which the aerial target can be pitched to Canada, and it believes that Banshee has the potential to be sold there and this would complete the fleet operated by that customer in one of QTS's two home markets.
To date, Meggitt has supplied 263 Banshee targets to France under this contract.
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The Banshee began buffeting wildly, slamming him around the cockpit.
The Irish banshee and its Welsh equivalent, Gwrach y Rhibyn, are spectral hags which warn of an impending death
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It released the next generation of its flagship product, the Voodoo3 - which combines technology from its Voodoo2 3D chipset and Banshee 2D/3D chip on a single piece of silicon.
Even in our technologically obsessed age, fairy beings such as the banshee remain firmly rooted in Ireland's psyche.
Created by Churchill Downs and Banshee Music, the complete soundtrack, consisting of 11 original tracks and five new versions of "My Old Kentucky Home" in various styles and genres, is available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon.
Lydia (Holland Roden) will meet another banshee there.
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I carried the Banshee model and opted for the $50 Master Collection Upgrade, an option that adds a soft pigskin lining to the interior of the holster.
Staggs added that they would also experience how it feels to soar in the sky riding a banshee, Stuff.
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