skreigh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v skreigh utter a harsh abrupt scream
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skreigh A Scotch form of screak, screech, shriek.
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Usage

In literature:

I skreighed out in his face when I looked at him, but he did not stop a moment for that.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
I skreighed out in his face when I looked at him, but he did not stop a moment for that.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
It's time enough to skreigh when ye're strucken.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
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In poetry:

An' aye she skreigh'd an' aye she ran,
Wi' feet a' bluidy an' bare;
They rave her oot her faither's arms,
An' harl'd her by the hair.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
"The wee short hour ayont the twal,
Frae oot the clock that moment rung;
I wauken't wi' a fearfu' skreigh,
An' fast to mither's neck I clung.
"Grannie's Dream: A True Incident" by Janet Hamilton
He donn'd his bannet braid and blue,
His hame-spun suit o' hodden grey,
His blue boot-hose drew ower his knees,
An' teuk the gate at skreigh o' day.
"Gran'Faither At Cam'slang" by Janet Hamilton
'Twas then ilk sport and rural charm
Fled court, and plain, and cheerless farm!--
Rebellion loud, wi' dread alarm,
Skreigh'd wild her cry,
And murder dark, wi' dagger'd arm
Stood watching by!
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill