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a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly

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sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

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sing by changing register

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With his trademark tuneless warbling and rotten choppers, he could have been auditioning for the Pogues.
I'm imagining that Bing Crosby is warbling somewhere in the background and that you're all cosy and warm indoors with the people you love - while outside it's freezing.
The Reading lass is now clear favourite ahead of Sam after last week's warbling and would have to finish second for buyers to get their money back.
In a warbling, high pitched voice, I heard myself screaming, `Exterminate!
Not the best choice from her stunning debut album Songs In A Minor, but quite a beautiful song despite the warbling.
He spoke to the stones in Hebrew, turned his back on Lithuania and France, on garlands of green words from east and west of Europe, on the sound of birds warbling in his ear at vespers, on the flak of gunfire and martial songs sung by black-booted soldiers clashing like driven herds of buffalo on the tundra.
The players of the gamelan orchestra (bronze xylophones, pots, and gongs, bamboo flutes, and wooden drums) seem to be dancers in their own right, swelling in unison after great flourishes; the choreographed fury of their hammer wielding hands summons monsoons, insect swarms, and warbling birds.
Who knows, in twenty years, music videos could be showcasing disaffected white adolescent bands wearing bibbed overalls with barbed wire suspenders eerily warbling their hormonally poisoned poetry through distended vocal cords stretched by skull-head mosaic tribal neck rings.
Elsewhere in the Rockies the growing demand for aspen might be affecting a number of neotropical migrants that favor aspen groves - the warbling vireo, orange-crowned warbler, western wood pewee, and dusky flycatcher among them.
" Birds of passage who had migrated to the island from Nobreadland and Alltoomany, they pass their time in sumptuous living, warbling to the ringing of bells.
Low-key and elegant jazzy warbling from the Grammy-nominated New Jersey goil.
I thought the festival was meant to be alternative and represent real music - not this warbling R & B rubbish.
I stopped to listen to it, a cheerful, sweet, warbling song.
Lorraine Kelly's Big Fat Challenge (Bio, 8pm) EVERYONE who auditions for The X Factor dreams of fame, but Emma Chawner probably wasn't expecting her appearance on the show, warbling My Heart Will Go On in what appeared to be a bridesmaid dress, would result in her whole family been splashed across the papers.
Just what is it about TV talent shows that results in warbling so-called soul singers always triumphing?