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"I, a mewing, puling babe whose life was so young it was scarcely the flicker of a candle."

-A Witch Shall Be Born

mew.

[myo͞o]

VERB

mewing (present participle)

(of a cat or some kinds of bird) make a characteristic high-pitched crying noise:

synonyms: meow · mewl · cry

ORIGIN

Middle English: imitative.

mew.

[myo͞o]

VERB

mewing (present participle)

1.(especially of a trained hawk) molt.

2.confine (a trained hawk) to a cage or building at the time of molting.

ORIGIN

late Middle English: from Old French mue, from muer ‘to molt,’ from Latin mutare ‘to change.’

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LaManoAugust 25, 2017 3:25 PM UTC

I would have used the word "mewling" there, indicating a weak cry, and a bit more tending toward a human noise than "mew" ....