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  • The only sounds were the splish-splash of our wading steps and the occasional neigh or snort of the ponies.

    Secret of the Night Ponies

  • Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I used some of Marie's splish-splash ideas for our daughter's 4th birthday party.

    SPT: Because of a Blogger--Entertaining & Parties

  • So you know, recently I got an e-mail from Jeff Flake's office, the Congressman from Arizona, laying out several of these projects -- $6 million for a splish-splash water park in Miami, $180,000 for restrooms in a zoo in Pocatello, Idaho.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2008

  • But you've got things like, you know, $6 million in Miami for a splish-splash water park -- things of that nature that, if they end up in the final bill, Barack Obama is going to end disappointing some people and that could be -- that's where he'll have a fight.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2008

  • If it was warmer outside, it would be fun to splish-splash in the giant puddles.

    qdiosa Diary Entry

  • They were soon found, and the slow splish-splash of rowing came to the ears of the girls, as they sat huddled together for warmth.

    The Sea of Adventure

  • "I've been here some time," the cow went on, "and no one seems able to help me," and she mooed some more, and the bell tinkled some more, and more of her tears fell splish-splash in the puddle of water, making it bigger than ever.

    Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble

  • The next day, when the King's daughter was sitting at table with her father and all his courtiers, and was eating from her own little golden plate, something was heard coming up the marble stairs, splish-splash, splish-splash; and when it arrived at the top, it knocked at the door, and a voice said --

    Grimm's Fairy Stories

  • In the distance they could hear a little splish-splash among the trees, which came, Milly supposed, from the river mother had told them about; while, reaching up all round the house, so that they could not see the top of it from the window, was the green wild mountain itself, the mountain of Brownholme, under which

    Milly and Olly

  • The next day, when the King's daughter was sitting at table with her father and all his courtiers, and was eating from her own little golden plate, something was heard coming up the marble stairs, splish-splash, splish-splash; and when it arrived at the top, it knocked at the door, and a voice said, "Open the door, thou youngest daughter of the King!"

    The Frog Prince and Other Stories

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