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English Dictionary: bleating by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bleat \Bleat\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bleated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Bleating}.] [OE. bleten, AS. bl[?]tan; akin to D. blaten,
      bleeten, OHG. bl[be]zan, pl[be]zan; prob. of imitative
      origin.]
      To make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry
      like a sheep or calf.
  
               Then suddenly was heard along the main, To low the ox,
               to bleat the woolly train.                     --Pope
  
               The ewe that will not hear her lamb when it baas, will
               never answer a calf when he bleats.         --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bleating \Bleat"ing\, a.
      Crying as a sheep does.
  
               Then came the shepherd back with his bleating flocks
               from the seaside.                                    --Longfellow.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bleating \Bleat"ing\, n.
      The cry of, or as of, a sheep. --Chapman.
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