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Encyclopedia

  • The name "Wailing Wall", and descriptions such as "wailing place" appeared regularly in English literature during the 19th "When we visited the Wailing Wall we found a toilet attached to it. — “Western Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Wailing Souls are a Jamaican reggae vocal group still recording and performing live, whose origins date back to the 1960s. Influenced by "War Deh Round a John Shop," Sublime altered the Wailing Souls song and renamed it Pawn Shop. — “The Wailing Souls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Wailing Wailers (1965) Soul Rebels (1970) The Wailing Wailers is a Studio One album The Wailing Wailers (1965) · Soul Rebels (1970) · Soul Revolution (Soul Revolution Part. — “The Wailing Wailers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Then there comes some lean and withered old ewe, with deep gruff voice and unlovely aspect, trotting back from the seductive pasture; now she examines this gully, and now that, and now she stands listening with uplifted head, that she may hear the distant wailing and obey it. — “Erewhon” by Samuel Butler
  • Not a man was left behind but the clerk–the poor old clerk standing on the flat tombstone sobbing and wailing over the church. — “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins
  • But Judge Pyncheon's evident purpose of forcing a passage was interrupted by a voice from the inner room; a weak, tremulous, wailing voice, indicating helpless alarm, with no more energy for self-defence than belongs to a frightened infant. — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I pulled off my shoes and stockings, and, wailing two or three hundred yards, I found the object to approach nearer by force of the tide; and then plainly saw it to be a real boat, which I supposed might by some tempest have been driven from a ship. — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift
  • In truth, the wind, though it was low, had a solemn sound, and crept around the deserted house with a whispered wailing that was very mournful. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • Loaded carts stood at the house next to Ferapontov's and women were wailing and lamenting as they said good-by. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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