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  • All the time Doctor Bryerly was relating his conference with the head of the family at Bartram-Haugh my cousin commented on the narrative with a variety of little 'pishes' and sneers, which I thought showed more of vexation than contempt.

    Uncle Silas A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

  • All the time Doctor Bryerly was relating his conference with the head of the family at Bartram – Haugh my cousin commented on the narrative with a variety of little “pishes” and sneers, which I thought showed more of vexation than contempt.

    Uncle Silas

  • None the less, he would not have belonged to the nation he did, had he not indulged in a caustic chuckle and a pair of good-humoured pishes and pshaws, at

    Australia Felix

  • It is true, all this betrayal of interest was accompanied by various pishes and pshaws, and lamentations over the trifling character of my pursuits; but, like too many others, both in his cloth and out of it, his conduct contradicted his language, and I was encouraged by the former, while I only smiled at the latter.

    The Lost Hunter A Tale of Early Times

  • Mrs. Penny is weeping down behind the hedge; Mandy Loomis is hurling herself out of the window as if bent on suicide; Dr. Brown pishes and pshaws, and blows his nose, and says they are a pack of ridiculous noodles, and he must give them a dose of salts all round to-morrow, as sure as his name is John Brown.

    Melody : the Story of a Child

  • And after tats and pishes innumerable from Mr. Trevanion, and sundry bland grimaces from Sir

    The Caxtons — Volume 06

  • So one night I'm lying on the couch and the terrier just comes and pishes as close to my head as he can get he'd been out for a toilet break not long before so wasn't desperate.

    Army Rumour Service

  • But my paper admoT pishes me in good time to draw the reins, and

    The Life and Letters of William Cowper, Esq.: With Remarks on Epistolary Writers

  • Pish! said my father, the button of his breeches slipping out of the button-hole — So that whether the interjection was levelled at Susannah, or the button-hole — whether Pish was an interjection of contempt or an interjection of modesty, is a doubt, and must be a doubt till I shall have time to write the three following favourite chapters, that is, my chapter of chamber-maids, my chapter of pishes, and my chapter of button - holes.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Pish! said my father, the button of his breeches slipping out of the button-hole — So that whether the interjection was levelled at Susannah, or the button-hole — whether Pish was an interjection of contempt or an interjection of modesty, is a doubt, and must be a doubt till I shall have time to write the three following favourite chapters, that is, my chapter of chamber-maids, my chapter of pishes, and my chapter of button-holes.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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