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  • n. The use of a heavy discharge of water to uncover a mineral vein or wash ore.
  • v. Present participle of hush.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called booming and hydraulic mining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

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Examples

  • Either way, our government seems more interested in hushing up its own misdeeds than either keeping us safe or serving justice.

    Balkinization

  • One could hear the slap of the water and the patter of falling drops and a kind of hushing and hissing sound from the waves rolling and gambolling and slapping the rocks as if they were wild creatures who were perfectly free and tossed and tumbled and sported like this for ever.

    To the Lighthouse

  • "I am 'hushing' just as hard as I can," whispered the girl in return, and smiling a little now.

    Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence The Queer Old Man of the Thousand Islands

  • The poor man was very uncomfortable, for the children had bereft him of his wife, home was merely a nursery and the perpetual 'hushing' made him feel like a brutal intruder whenever he entered the sacred precincts of Babyland.

    Little Women

  • Re: If you have any ideas or want to get together to discuss action and unite against the federal government stepping in on their attempt at "hushing" this please email me.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • If you have any ideas or want to get together to discuss action and unite against the federal government stepping in on their attempt at "hushing" this please email me.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • "Who'd you take me for -- Gabby Delys?" asked the newcomer gayly; then, seeing that this topical allusion hung fire: "And what the dickens are you 'hushing' for, anyhow?

    The Seed of the Faith.

  • Seedlings twirled around in the air, letting themselves be carried away by the hushing wind.

    Autumn

  • The immediate sense of dignity, that hushing power, is missing.

    David Dagan: Kibbutz Diary: A Shoah Memorial the World Should See

  • Cadfael went about hushing him the most practical way, by examining the dressing on his arm and finding it dry, unstained and causing him no pain, let well alone for the time being.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

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