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Caterwauling

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The wawl or wrawl of cats, the er being either a plural, similar to “childer” (children), or a corrupted genitive.

“What a caterwauling do you keep here!”—Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, ii. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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