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cry

[Car.; cf. OED, of things inanimate: to emit a wheezing or creaking sound obs. .1781] v. (of new leather) to squeak: 1918 Leetle boy had new piece of leder, rolled it up an put it under his knee. As he would smash it, de leder'd cry (Parsons 80). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-02-05 17:06
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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