puling


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pule \Pule\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Puled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Puling.] [F. piauler; cf. L. pipilare, pipire, to peep,
   pip, chirp, and E. peep to chirp.]
   1. To cry like a chicken. --Bacon.
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   2. To whimper; to whine, as a complaining child.
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            It becometh not such a gallant to whine and pule.
                                                  --Barrow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puling \Pul"ing\, n.
   A cry, as of a chicken,; a whining or whimpering.
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         Leave this faint puling and lament as I do. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puling \Pul"ing\, a.
   Whimpering; whining; childish.
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