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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 Mrs Cooper claims she only fitted the alarm - which emits high-pitched noises only people aged under 25 can hear - when his kids became a nuisance.
The speakers then mixed dog-directed speech with non-dog-related words and adult-directed speech with dog-related words to determine whether it was the high-pitched emotional tone of the speech that dogs were attracted to or the words themselves.
Alston left Bairns to join St Johnstone this summer and Sibbald said: "When Blair shouts he has a really high-pitched voice.
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.
In Gone Too Soon, investigative reporter Ian Halperin allleges that the popstar's trade mark high-pitched voice was an act.
It also is understood in the animal world that low-pitched sounds usually emanate from larger species (e.g., the great cats or elephants) and high-pitched sounds emanate from small species (e.g., insects and birds).
They found that German newborns tend to cry with a high-pitched to low-pitched pattern while French newborns tend to cry with the opposite pattern--low-pitched to high-pitched.
Poor Lorne has one tone to her voice - a high-pitched drone that seeps into your ears and curdles your brain.
There''s a host of high-pitched characters who are obviously idiots because they fall for all of Robbie's wheezes and end up becalmed on a pirate ship.
He said it was sounded every half-an-hour and could be heard on the far side of the Damsonwood estate - much to the annoyance of residents who have had to put up with the high-pitched noise for weeks.
An ultrasonic device that emits a high-pitched sound only heard by youngsters and used to disperse them from public areas has come under fire from civil liberties campaigners.

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