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- n. fizz
- v. To fizz
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hiss; sizzle: noting a hiss somewhat resembling a buzz.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
- v. express or utter with a hiss
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Some of the fuses issued in those days would burn down in a second or two, while others would "sizz" for a week before exploding.
The fuse begins to "sizz" and sputter and a spiral of smoke, like that from a smouldering fag, rises from it.
When that fuse begins to smoke and "sizz" you want to say good-bye to it as soon as possible, so Tommy with all his might chucks it over the top and crouches against the parapet, waiting for the explosion.
One felt the tiny four-inch shell spatter against the conning tower armor, and the pieces ‘sizz’ over it.
For some time, he had speculated that putting the tailpiece to a rattlesnake inside the instrument would work a vast improvement on the sound, would give it a sizz and knell like no other.
I tried ever 'way to git him out -- even took up a coal o' fire an 'poked it under at him; but he thess laughed at that an' helt his apple agin 'it an' made it sizz.
And she swung the lash over me -- never laid it on, but made it sizz -- whistle -- till I'd duck and sniffle; and she did exactly what she pleased without caring a damn whether I liked it or not!
The fire crackled and danced, and something sizz-z-zled!
"That's a lie, first sizz out of the syphon," broke in another voice.
He simply drew the bedclothes around himself and let the rocket sizz.