Thursday, 10 October 2013

Entry: pules (n.)

In context: "Chu has Blott see whether he can lift a bulky old doorless microwave oven that's lying on its side up next to one wall, and Blotts tries and barely lifts it and pules, and Chu marks the oven down for the adults to lift..."

Definition: To cry in a thin or weak voice, as a child; to cry in a querulous tone; to whine, complain, whimper.


Other: Less commonly: to pipe plaintively, as a chicken, or the young of any animal; also applied to the mewing cry of a kite.

SNOOT score: 3
 
Page: 670

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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