Anyone up for a scavenger hunt?
I'm having a slight, friendly Grammar Pirate dispute over here, and I'm curious. I want to see if anyone can bring me a link to a dictionary/reference that lists "wail" with the meaning "to thrash, to strike severely," etc. Every single source I have looked at puts that meaning under "whale" and not under "wail." I even went to www.onelook.com and didn't find anything. Am I crazy, or is there some source that does give that meaning for "wail," which is, somehow, the spelling people tend to use?