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squeak

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Squeak \Squeak\ (skw[=e]k), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Squeaked} (skw[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Squeaking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. sqv[aum]ka to croak, Icel. skvakka to give a sound as of water shaken in a bottle.]

1. To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak.

Who can endure to hear one of the rough old Romans squeaking through the mouth of an eunuch? --Addison.

Zoilus calls the companions of Ulysses the "squeaking pigs" of Homer. --Pope.

2. To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess. [Colloq.]

Syn: squeal.

If he be obstinate, put a civil question to him upon the rack, and he squeaks, I warrant him. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Squeak \Squeak\, noun A sharp, shrill, disagreeable sound suddenly uttered, either of the human voice or of any animal or instrument, such as is made by carriage wheels when dry, by the soles of leather shoes, or by a pipe or reed.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

squeak

noun

1: a short high-pitched noise; "the squeak of shoes on powdery snow"

2: something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin [syn: {close call}, {close shave}, {squeak}, {squeaker}, {narrow escape}]

verb

1: make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise" [syn: {whine}, {squeak}, {screech}, {creak}, {screak}, {skreak}]


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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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