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CRIER. An inferior officer of a court, whose duty it is to open and adjourn the court, when ordered by the judges; to make proclamations and obey the directions of the court in anything which concerns the administration of justice.

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A good indicator of colic is if your baby cries for more than three hours a day, three days a week for more than three weeks.
Cecchini, Lai, and Langher, (2010) found positive correlations between dysphonic cry and attribution of anger/anguish to the newborn cries, and negative correlation between the percentage of silent expirations and attribution of anger/anguish.
A baby cries when he is hungry, thirsty or in pain or discomfort.
Wermke's team suggests that newborns adapt their cries to melodic patterns characteristic of whatever language they have heard spoken in the final months of gestation.
And, on the whole, the client cries and the therapist doesn't.
Similar cries are raised in the books of Psalms, Job, Lamentations, and Habakkuk.
Pictures of street sellers, with their shouts or trade recorded in captions of poetry or prose, are known as 'Cries' and appeared first in Paris in 1500.
Often it is our role as pediatricians to interpret those cries and respond.
A light comedy/drama, "Crying Ladies" is about five people with five different reasons for crying: a wife who has just lost her husband; her son, who has to cry because it is his filial duty to do so; a woman who is crying to clear her conscience; another who is crying out for" recognition; and still another who cries simply to make a living so she can prove to her son that she has a steady job to support him.
The cries of 500 babies at Spanish hospitals were used to study similarities.
"I started studying the different kinds of cries of my son," says Monagas.
A friend once asked her, "You're not the kind that cries at weddings, are you?" Her reply: "I not only cry at weddings, I cry when I'm in my car and an unknown wedding party drives by honking."