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  • n. Plural form of hissing.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The Japanese team, experts on the extra sensory Node, center of TP perceptivity, insisted that the Node was in curcuit with the Optic Nerve (it wasn't within two millimeters of same) and besieged Dr. Jordan with polite hissings and specious proofs.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 5

  • The increasingly frequent metallic snaps and tears, the gasps and shocked hissings, made it clear that the dance was turning deadly for someone.


  • Not to mention the desperately creepy feeling of being underwater, thousands of feet down, the sub cantered at an odd angle, hissings and poppings as the hull resists the pressure.

    HH Com 373

  • There were groanings, rumblings, and detonations, rushings, hissings, and splashings, and the crashing sound of breakers on the coast, but it was the surging of fiery waves upon a fiery shore.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Serpents were observed to crawl forth from their retreats with amazement and hissings, whilst the horses snorted, stamped the ground, tossed their noses in the air, and plunged about without mercy.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • The waves splashed over our boat with angry hissings.

    Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories

  • Their hissings and darting tongues so terrified the young man that his heart sank, and he felt he should never have courage to push on to certain death, when suddenly he caught sight of the golden bowl in front of the serpent-king, and knew that if he lost this chance it would never come back.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • Joe experienced a keen sensation or terror mingled with disgust, as he looked at it, and he leaped precipitately from the tree amid the hissings of these new and unwelcome bedfellows.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • God from the injustice of man; and amidst the whining candour or hissings of envy, erect a pavilion in his own mind to retire to till the rumour be overpast; nay, the darts of undeserved censure may pierce an innocent tender bosom through with many sorrows; but these are all exceptions to general rules.

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

  • Lady Camilla's voice boomed through the sibiliant hissings of the dead.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun


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