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  • n. Plural form of hiss.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hiss.

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Examples

  • There were hisses from the crowd and cries of protest, but that was all.

    The Clinging Death

  • The characters are delightfully typecast - there's the tragic figure of our much put-upon anti-hero who is driven to commit violence for what he believes is a justified cause; a truly dastardly old-Etonian poetry-spouting villain (who, if this was a play, would receive hisses from the audience every time he came on stage); the exceedingly wealthy and influential Lord Tansor, living off the gains of his brighter ancestors; a dead-ringer for Uriah Heap; plus a massive supporting cast representing every strata of society, both urban and country; and last but not least, Evenwood House itself and its great library - the representation of everything that Edward yearns for but that remains tantalizingly out of reach.

    The Meaning of Night: Summary and book reviews of The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox.

  • At the first of a series of four forums being held about the school budget, Superintendent Scottie Griffin’s budget proposal resulted in hisses of derision last night.

    Proposed School Budget Received Badly at cvillenews.com

  • When she hisses, which is rarely, we laugh because she looks exactly like the classic Halloween cat.

    Back To The Garden « Fairegarden

  • The hisses are a sign of a disgruntled Miss Kitty.

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  • You can also breathe. take a really deep breath as deep as you can and let it out in short hisses.

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  • Peel eggplant, rinse, cut into pieces and add just enough water to create steam and pressure cook until the regulator 'hisses' 3 times .... that should do it.

    Methi Bhature & Baingan Bharta

  • Something that "hisses" and emits a smell "like oil on hot metal" certainly sounds more mechanical than biological, though not sophisticated enough to have come from an ETI.

    Posthuman Blues

  • If a few feel like applauding other fine points, they are quickly silenced by the thousands of hisses which issue from all quarters of the house, and a Mexican hiss has no equal in the world.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • Did you know that the Muscovy Duck 'hisses' and does not 'quack'?

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