bleat bleat

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
  2. (v) talk whiningly
  3. (v) cry plaintively

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Usage(s):

  1. bleat is the work of James Lileks, a columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and serial collector of strange and wonderful pop cultural ephemera.
  2. The Net's free, they bleat.
  3. Next: bleat 5 Most Overrated Blogs.

News

  1. Cheetah-Cub Is A Cat-Like Quadruped That's The Fastest Bot Of Its Size

    We're still a ways away from electric sheep roaming the fields pretending to bleat but robotics researchers continue to look to nature for four-legged inspiration. Meet Cheetah-Cub, a European Commission-funded research project, out of Swiss University the École Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne's biorobotics lab, that's about the size of a house cat.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

  2. Mexico vs. Italy: 6 Things We Learned

    And we're off. Italy's Confederations Cup campaign began with a bleat rather than a bang, but a win is a win, and there were several positives to be taken from their performance.  Cesare Prandelli still has a lot of work to do with his side and will face stiffer challenges than the Central Americans, but if winning without playing too well is the mark of a good team, then we could have a great ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "I didn't intend to come out here and bleat as West Ham were the better side," said Bruce. "But in my view it wasn't a penalty against Colin. It was an experienced player knowing exactly what he was doing and there was a bit of inexperience...
    on Aug 19, 2007 By: Steve Bruce Source: Sportbox

  2. "There will be a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth as the Republicans bleat about the work they failed to do," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Steny Hoyer Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "The job of US bishops is not to bleat the same tired and useless line to their followers but to lead Catholics in a responsible direction," Kissling writes, adding that US bishops "should use their public authority to truly prevent abortion...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Frances Kissling Source: Kaiser network.org

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