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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb intr.: To babble or to cry.
blate = bleat
For verb: Apparently an alteration of bleat, whose earlier pronunciation rhymed with the word great. Earliest documented use: 1878.
For adjective: From Scots blate (timid, sheepish). Earliest documented use: 1000.
“The sound of frogs blating like new calves from the culvert horn of the ramp.”
Janice Daugharty; Vision Quest; 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. -Anna Sewell, writer (30 Mar 1820-1878)