The bluff strident
words struck the note sailors understood, and they cheered him lustily.
As he listened to her, there rang in the ears of his memory the harsh cries of barbarian women and of hags, and, in lesser degrees of harshness, the strident
voices of working women and of the girls of his own class.
wheels turned at the far end of the room and came back.
Once a white-necked sea eagle soared screaming high over the traveller's head, and again a flock of brown bustards popped up from among the bracken, and blundered away in their clumsy fashion, half running, half flying, with strident
cry and whirr of wings.
At the sound of his strident
, angry cries there was movement in the huddled bundle upon the deck.
But he has full command of his rhythm according to the subject, and can range from the most delicate suggestion of airy beauty to the roar of the tempest or the strident
energy of battle.
A rush and crash like the reversed rush of a rocket was cloven with a strident
and incessant yelling.
It was a landscape of Bocklin's beside a landscape of Leader's, strident
and ill-considered, but quivering into supernatural life.
old Steyne's strident
voice was heard roaring over all the rest.
Soon, with one arm around her, she managed to win the first diminution in the strident
, atrocious, unceasing scream.
In front the violin sang a strident
tune, and the biniou snored and hummed, while the player capered solemnly, lifting high his heavy clogs.
The hissing of a kettle upon the stove rose sharp and strident
to the ear.
The five-page memo, published as part of the latest release of her personal files, is diplomatically worded, but says that by her second term she had gained a public image as "hectoring, strident
Throughout this campaign, Governor Romney has embraced the most strident
voices in his party instead of standing up to them.
Force is still a maiden, but Went The Day Well, who finished a length ahead of him on his most recent run, is a winner in the US and a 20-1 chance for the Kentucky Derby.