peal

by Tristan Joseph Boisvert

peal
………./piːl/ 
[peel]

1. the sound thunder makes
“his hands against the door; a peal of distant thunder forever moving closer”
synonyms: sounding, clang, imminent, foreshadow, a matter of time, dues to be paid;
…………………..  archaic: methods; rare: mercy

2. laughter
“Ma’s stoned when mack bursts through the apartment door; she bursts into girlish peals of laughter”
synonyms: giggle, snort, shout, scream, beg, grapple, dragged, cowers,
‘where’s my money whore?’;
……………………methods: unrelenting; mercy: rare

3. stallion bell canter
“a stampeding peal of stallion’s hooves beat her black and blue”
synonyms: strike, over and over, beg, beg, ‘my daughter, who will look after my––’;
…………………….. unrelenting: blows, blood flow, he leaves; rare: Ma sleeping

…………………….. Ma’s sleeping forever.

4. hunger
“hunger peals from the inside out”
synonyms: thief, steal, Belleville market pickpocket, all alone, forgotten;
……………………. Ma sleeping:

…………………. .  Ma’s sleeping forever on a bed of rotting orange peel