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  • n  the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
  • v  talk whiningly
  • v  cry plaintively
    The lambs were bleating

  • bleat is the work of James Lileks, a columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and serial collector of strange and wonderful pop cultural ephemera.
  • bleat Film; Seth Godin's Blog; Deadspin: Sports News without Access, Favor, or Discretion .
  • The Net's free, they bleat.
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  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - TechCrunch
  • 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 ...
    June 16, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Steve Bruce in Sportbox
    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...
  • Steny Hoyer in San Francisco Chronicle
    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.
  • Frances Kissling in Kaiser
    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...

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