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Holloa  interj., n., v. i.  Same as Hollo.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Holloa" Quotes from Famous Books

... agreeably surprised by the arrival of Squire Boone, the younger brother of Daniel, accompanied by another man, whose name has not been handed down. The meeting took place as they were hunting in the woods. The new-comers were hailed at a distance with the usual greeting, "'Holloa! strangers, who are you?" to which they answered, "White men and friends." And friends indeed they were—friends in need; for they brought a supply of ammunition, and news from Daniel Boone's home and family on the ...
— Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone • Cecil B. Harley

... example, 'How horridly you look this morning! What's the matter with you?'—'Is there a pimple coming on your nose? or what is that spot?'—'What made you buy such a dreadfully unbecoming dress? It sets like a witch! Who cut it?'—'What makes you wear that pair of old shoes?'—'Holloa, Bess! is that your party-rig? I should think you were going out for a walking advertisement of a flower-store!'—Observations of this kind between husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, or intimate friends, do not indicate sincerity, but obtuseness; ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865 • Various

... quickly, with a loud holloa. At the sound of his voice there followed a low cry, the dogs stopped in their traces, and the figure ran back to the sledge. MacVeigh drew his revolver. Half a dozen long strides and he had reached the sledge. From the opposite side ...
— Isobel • James Oliver Curwood

... his usual kind tone; "you sit still. Holloa, there! Good-day, Mr. Sampion have you ...
— Queechy, Volume I • Elizabeth Wetherell

... Sutton, Master of the Quorn, used to say that he liked "to stick to the band and keep hold of the bridle," that is to say, make his pack hold to the line of the fox as long as they could; but there were times when he could not resist the temptation of a sure "holloa," and off he would start at a tremendous pace, for he was always a bruising rider, with a blast or two upon his "little merry-toned horn" which he had the art of blowing better than other people. To his intimate friends he used to excuse ...
— A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses • J. S. Rarey

... "Holloa there, man! Mind what you're about!" cried Martin foaming with wrath. "I wish His Majesty the old king ...
— Fifty-Two Stories For Girls • Various

... he in a whisper. "It is one of the most infamous gambling hells in the city. You can see no lights because all the shutters are closed, and no doubt there are blankets over them; but—holloa, there's a light shining through that window!" he went on, pointing to one that had just come into view as ...
— Under the Rebel's Reign • Charles Neufeld

... Quallities: I could have kept a Hawke, and well have holloa'd To a deepe crie of Dogges; I dare not praise My feat in horsemanship, yet they that knew me Would say it was my best peece: last, and greatest, I would ...
— The Two Noble Kinsmen • William Shakespeare and John Fletcher [Apocrypha]

Words linked to "Holloa" :   bellow, call, shout, outcry, roar, vociferation, cry, bellowing, hollo, holla

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