The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
s/he talks loud, speaks in loud voice (when a quieter voice is more appropriate, as in church or in conversation about private matters)
s/he makes loud noise, is naturally noisy
loud, loudly; loud and frightening
they insult each other loudly, argue loudly with each other
it is noisy, is loud
s/he yells, makes loud noise
s/he makes loud noise(s)
s/he talks loudly to h/, yells at h/
s/he talks loudly to it, yells at it
s/he bangs loudly
s/he says it loud
s/he says it loud to h/
s/he shrieks (usually, child)
(dog) s/he barks loudly
(wind) it blows violently, blusters
s/he outshouts h/
s/he is loud, is boisterous
kettle stick (stick positioned in ground at angle so that cooking pot can be suspended from it over a fire)
kettle stick (stick positioned in ground at angle so that cooking pot can be suspended from it over a fire)
s/he has eerie or creepy feeling
s/he senses h/ presence (spirit)
maybe, perhaps; it is possible that ...
s/he has nightmare
s/he has nightmare
s/he has nightmare