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screeching
'screeching' - used as an adjective
1. loud and sustained; shrill and piercing
a screeching parrot
screeching brakes

'screeching' - used as a noun
2. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
he ducked at the screechings of shells
3. sharp piercing cry
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Fact of the day
In 1902, the coat hanger was invented Albert Parkhouse who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention and unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea.