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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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But at a time when we seem to have lost the courage to confront these spotty-faced little villains, and the desire and wherewithal to give them something useful to do with their time and aspirations, I suppose any high-pitched whine is better than none.
The Mosquito, which disperses gangs with a high-pitched noise, is being used by retailers throughout the UK but is under threat from the Council of Europe, which believes it may breach human rights.
In Gone Too Soon, investigative reporter Ian Halperin allleges that the popstar's trade mark high-pitched voice was an act.
Thus, high-pitched sounds are released with greater intensity, all else being equal.
They all return to stop Robbie from blowing up the apple - sorry, sports candy - tree and do some more high-pitched singing.
Certain dogs may howl when music, especially if it features certain high-pitched instruments, is played within their hearing.
Then there's the Greek chorus of slugs, their high-pitched screams at odds with their relaxed way around a tune.
By switching to ultrasound, the frogs' high-pitched croaks can be heard over the low-frequency sounds of the waterfalls.
INVENTOR Howard Stapleton originally developed his Mosquito technology--a high-pitched, nails-on-blackboard sound that can only be heard by youngish ears--to repel teenagers from loitering at a storefront.
North Wales deputy chief constable Clive Wolfendale had the temerity to suggest on his North Wales Police weblog that a peaceful holiday in the Lakes had been somewhat marred by the high-pitched whine of motorbikes.
A tiny Welsh company whose high-pitched alarm for repelling yobs spawned a mobile ringtone teachers could not hear is set to hit the big time by selling an official version of the sneaky sound across the world.
When bats use echolocation to hunt, they make high-pitched squeals that people can't hear but that other bats can detect.

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