The nails drew with a screeching
sound, and the top of the box was thrown back.
Their prodigious bounds and the shrill, screeching
purr of their uncanny mouths were well calculated to confuse and terrorize their prey, so that as two of them leaped simultaneously from either side, the mighty sweep of those awful tails met with no resistance and two more green Martians went down to an ignoble death.
In five minutes the dead solitude and silence of the place were no more, and a begging, screeching
, shouting mob were struggling about the horses' feet and blocking the way.
At the sight, and driven mad with fear of the gathering darkness, and of the unholy shadow which, as they believed, was swallowing the moon, the companies of girls broke up in wild confusion, and ran screeching
for the gateways.
The pirate birds were screeching
among the leaves of the palms.
For hours absolute quiet reigned in the little clearing, except as it was broken by the discordant notes of brilliantly feathered parrots, or the screeching
and twittering of the thousand jungle birds flitting ceaselessly amongst the vivid orchids and flamboyant blossoms which festooned the myriad, moss-covered branches of the forest kings.
I motioned him away with silent dignity, but he still advanced, screeching
out the while:
and she desists not until he rushes downstairs in his combinations, screeching
from the village below grew louder and more hideous every minute.
Once or twice, with a queer, screeching
sound, a shell, like a little puff of white smoke, passed high over the car and fell somewhere in the grey valley below.
He writes with a very noisy quill pen which seems to be screeching
scorn at all who disagree with him.
I never heard such screeching
and yelling in my life.