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cain (kayn) noun
To raise Cain:
1. To become angry; to reprimand someone angrily.
2. To behave in a boisterous manner; to create a commotion.
[After Cain, a Biblical character, the first son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel out of jealousy.]
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"[Carol Kruse and Patty Peeples] also won first place in that category last year with a Mardi Gras-themed party. The duo has been raising Cain at Stoneybrook for about 20 years." Brian Klimek; Horse Races Just Part of Festivities; Southern Pines Pilot (North Carolina); Apr 10, 2005.
This week's theme: allusions and personifications.
Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind! -Henri Frederic Amiel philosopher and writer (1821-1881)
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