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 for caterwaul
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caterwaul \Cat"er*waul\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caterwauled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Caterwauling.] [Cat + waul, wawl, to cry as a
     cat.]
     To cry as cats in rutting time; to make a harsh, offensive
     noise. --Coleridge.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caterwaul \Cat"er*waul\, n.
     A caterwauling.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  caterwaul
      n 1: the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
      v 1: utter shrieks, as of cats [syn: yowl, caterwaul]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "caterwaul":
     bark, battle cry, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, bicker, blare, blat,
     blate, bleat, bray, call, cheer, creak, cry, fall out, give tongue,
     give voice, hail, halloo, holler, hollo, hoot, howl, hurrah, keen,
     low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, neigh, nicker, pipe, pule,
     rallying cry, roar, row, scrap, screak, scream, screech, shout,
     shriek, shrill, skirl, skreigh, spat, squabble, squall, squawk,
     squeak, squeal, tiff, troat, ululate, ululation, wail, war cry,
     war whoop, whicker, whine, whinny, whistle, whoop, wrangle, wrawl,
     yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yo-ho, yowl
  
  

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