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  • Originally, the Cyrillic letter fita was borrowed from Greek and corresponded to the Theta, but it's unclear if it ever had a sibillant quality in Slavic; thus correspondence was most likely graphic, not phonological, since the earliest period. SCUTCH.

  • "Stop!" she commanded, coming nearer and dropping her voice to a sibillant whisper.

    Idle Hour Stories

  • And though the words were slow, deliberate, clean-cut, there was a hissing prolongation of the one sibillant that gave the impression of the 'scape-valve of some pent-up power that bore a ton to the square inch.

    Marion's Faith.


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