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2008-08-10 15:00:38

The undersized, seventh-grade boy slumps in his chair, seething. His minimalist responses are grunts at worst, a mumbled phrase at best. Sometimes he responds merely by glaring into the eyes of the questioner. The adults sigh helplessly. The boy has been arrested for harassing and cyber-bullying a girl who used to be a good friend. When her parents caught him making a threatening phone call, they called the police. They're furious. His dad's pretty upset, too. He's done his best since...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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