blating

blate

2 [bleyt] Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
verb (used without object), blated, blating.
noun
2.
bleat ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1855–60; perhaps dialectal variant of bleat (cf. great)

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blate

adjective
1. disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; ('blate' is a Scottish term for bashful) [syn: bashful

verb
1. cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating" [syn: bleat
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