Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 12:54:38 -0700
From: Andrea Vine
Subject: wailing was:Re: P.S. on banshees

}} I've heard it too. I've also heard "we were just wailing," meaning working
}}intensely. Also, "the police were wailing on him" usually means someone
}}resisting arrest has police using their billy clubs on him, though not
}}screaming like banshees while doing so.
}}Bill King

Hmm, I tend to associate that with "whaling" rather than "wailing", though I
truly don't know the origin. Does anyone know the origins of that "teen

bite the wax tadpole