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howl like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been howling like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop howling like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
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scream like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been screaming like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop screaming like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
See also: banshee, like, scream

shriek like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been shrieking like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop shrieking like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
See also: banshee, like, shriek

cry like a banshee

1. To sob in a very loud, hysterical manner. She's been up in her room crying like a banshee ever since the breakup. I cried like a banshee the day we had to go put my dog to sleep.
2. To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been crying like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop crying like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
See also: banshee, cry, like

wail like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been wailing like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop wailing like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
See also: banshee, like, wail

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.
See also: banshee, like, wail

wail like a banshee, to

To scream shrilly. In Irish folklore, a “banshee” is a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears or is heard as a sign that one member of a family will soon die. The word appeared in English (from the Gaelic bean sidhe) in the second half of the eighteenth century. The simile dates from the late nineteenth century.
See also: like, wail
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When combined with the complete lack of recoil, light weight, acceptable magazine capacity, centerfire cartridge reliability and the fact that this Banshee configuration is legally a pistol, the Mk57 makes a compelling argument.
Your 9mm and .45 ACP Banshee bolts will lock back on empty magazines, thanks to a nifty pivoting linkage inside the lower receiver.
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.
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Meggitt supplies the Banshee equipment and customers operate it themselves.
The Banshees were slated for replacement, but instead of acquiring a new fighter for the navy, the Canadian government disbanded the Banshee squadrons.
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Fruin of VF 171 was on a routine training flight after picking up a new F2H Banshee at Cherry Point.
However, she leaves no doubt as to the identity of the apparition - it was a banshee. Banshees are female spirits which belong to old families in Ireland and which manifest to warn of the deaths of any of the family members.
Hoyt has made it easy to get a young archer or future bowhunting enthusiast started with the introduction of the Banshee. The Banshee starts off with an axle-to-axle length of 32 inches and was designed for archers owning draw lengths from 16 to 23 inches.
The other millionaire mares were Purrfectly ($3.15m), a half-sister to Classic winner Culture Vulture; Banshee Winds ($2.4m), the Grade 2-placed dam of champion Banshee Breeze; Poetically ($2.05m), a champion juvenile in Canada; Alexander Three D ($1.7m), a half-sister to US champion Golden Apples; Stylelistick ($1.3m), a stakes-winning daughter of Storm Cat; Charm ($1.2m), a half-sister to Banshee Breeze; and Radiant Ring ($1m), dam of Canadian champion Catch The Ring.
Jim Paris throws sand into the wind near the South Jetty staging area in Florence as he rides his roommate's Yamaha Banshee ATV.
The Douglas F3D Skynight (top) flew night-fighter missions using advanced airborne radar, while the McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee (bottom left) provided vital aerial reconnaissance.
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.