Hence, screech-owl—bird of ill; hence, wretch, lest I come down and beat thee!
The screech-owl in the yew-tree emitted a blood-curdling scream.
Then it was gone, gliding away upon silent wing, and he had sufficient commonsense to attribute the sound to a screech-owl.
Smiling, she gave the Caliph her hand, and said, “Know you your screech-owl no longer?”
Perhaps a screech-owl would whistle his plaintive call in the ghostly orchard.
He said there wasn't anything—he told us it was a screech-owl.
As he did so, there resounded again, simultaneously, the howl of the yard dog and the death-cry of the screech-owl.
“I expect that was a screech-owl, Lizzie,” interrupted Laura.
I heard the screech-owl once or twice, which caused me to tremble more than the cold.
And he called Louise to witness that he had been called a screech-owl.