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  • He reached the island all right, and was pushing on from there to the opposite mainland, when he found that the ice was becoming rotten and soft -- what is called "sish" -- that is, pounded ice formed from big slabs which have been ground together by the action of the sea.

    Young Knights of the Empire : Their Code, and Further Scout Yarns Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell Baden-Powell of Gilwell 1899

  • Then the wind suddenly fell, and I noticed that I was travelling over loose "sish," which was like porridge and probably many feet deep.

    Adrift on an Ice-Pan Wilfred Thomason Grenfell 1902

  • Then the wind dropped suddenly, and I noticed simultaneously that we were travelling over "sish" ice.

    A Labrador Doctor The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Wilfred Thomason Grenfell 1902

  • The ship-man beside Ames gave a little sish and sank to the ground.

    Archive 2008-11-01 Dave Tackett 2008

  • The ship-man beside Ames gave a little sish and sank to the ground.

    Cradle of the World Dave Tackett 2008

  • December 17, 2007 at 3:30 am an leaderoftheband an Jessarakitty an brainfire an sish an grammiekit an NathanaelB an Pixie an KD an Miz Kitteh an jenniffurr and Jennife an Kat an nige an Jude an Wally an sarakitty and twokittehlimit an addzkitteh an halfbeast an. . . - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2007

  • I just sish i could have non him longer, so we could have developed a relationship, so he could have seen me grow into a man. i know that there is mutch that he could have taugh me, or us rather.

    It's enough to make you believe in ghosts.... 2007

  • And gish! how they gushed away, the pennyfares, a whole school for scamper, with their sashes flying sish behind them, all the little pirlypettes!

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • There was the sish-rip of a knife being thrust through my boot, but the blade broke and I rushed past the prostrate form.

    Lords of the North 1903

  • It was impossible to make any progress through the sish ice by swimming, so I lay there and thought all would soon be over, only wondering if any one would ever know how it happened.

    Adrift on an Ice-Pan Wilfred Thomason Grenfell 1902


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  • it means: fine,slushy ice (M-W Unabridged)

    March 13, 2010