," said the barber, "nae kind of a man, nae kind of a man at all;" and began to ask me very shrewdly what my business was; but I was more than a match for him at that, and he went on to his next customer no wiser than he came.
I laugh and hoot
at ye, ye cricket-players, ye pugilists, ye deaf Burkes and blinded Bendigoes!
Amidst an unprecedented concourse, the Chief Circle of those days -- by name Pantocyclus -- arose to find himself hissed and hooted
by a hundred and twenty thousand Isosceles.
An owl hooted
not far off, and Laska, starting, stepped cautiously a few steps forward, and putting her head on one side, began to listen intently.
"Messeigneurs the bourgeois," he cried, at the top of his lungs to the crowd, which continued to hoot
him, "we are going to begin at once."
He and his friends had hardly crouched down before the melancholy hooting of a mountain owl was heard within a few yards of them, which was immediately answered by another hoot
at a small distance.
We came next day to Mazna, in so wretched a condition that we were not surprised at being hooted
by the boys, but thought ourselves well used that they threw no stones at us.
In the intervals of pandemonium, each chattered, cut up, hooted
, screeched, and danced, himself sufficient unto himself, filled with his own ideas and volitions to the exclusion of all others, a veritable centre of the universe, divorced for the time being from any unanimity with the other universe-centres leaping and yelling around him.
The Aurora's whistle hooted
a final announcement of departure.
This is called The Happy Night Owls, or HOOTS
The regulator said that the hoots
endangered confidential information.