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Neither squeals of hogs nor tears of visitors made any difference to them; one by one they hooked up the hogs, and one by one with a swift stroke they slit their throats.
"They don't waste anything here," said the guide, and then he laughed and added a witticism, which he was pleased that his unsophisticated friends should take to be his own: "They use everything about the hog except the squeal." In front of Brown's General Office building there grows a tiny plot of grass, and this, you may learn, is the only bit of green thing in Packingtown; likewise this jest about the hog and his squeal, the stock in trade of all the guides, is the one gleam of humor that you will find there.
One could not stand and watch very long without becoming philosophical, without beginning to deal in symbols and similes, and to hear the hog squeal of the universe.
Everything had happened at once--the blow, the counter-blow, the squeal of agony from the porcupine, the big cat's squall of sudden hurt and astonishment.
"But when you squeal you don't state the situation flatly, as I have stated it.
To say the truth, there was a suspicious kind of a grunt in their voices, and, for a long time afterwards, they spoke gruffly, and were apt to set up a squeal.
"For he did claw at himself, and leap about over the ice like a playful puppy, save from the way he growled and squealed it was plain it was not play but pain.
And after a while the bear grew weak and tired, for he was very heavy and he had jumped about with exceeding violence, and he went off along the shore-ice, shaking his head slowly from side to side and sitting down ever and again to squeal and cry.
A brand which is spreading excited squeals everywhere at the minute is & Other Stories.
It can be found from Figure 4 and Table 2 that there are five different frequencies of squeals in the braking process, and the frequencies of squeals are mainly distributed around 4.1 kHz, 7.5 kHz, and 12.7 kHz.
In addition to their high-pitched squeals and hairy carapaces, the armadillos have some other quirky traits.
In the urgency of these squeals, your perambulating pensioner tugged too hard on a shoe lace, which snapped.