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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.

    Over the Top

  • The fuse begins to "sizz" and sputter and a spiral of smoke, like that from a smouldering fag, rises from it.

    Over the Top

  • 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.

    Over the Top

  • One felt the tiny four-inch shell spatter against the conning tower armor, and the pieces ‘sizz’ over it.

    Castles of Steel

  • 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.

    Cold Mountain

  • 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.

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • 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!

    Otherwise Phyllis

  • The fire crackled and danced, and something sizz-z-zled!

    The Pie and the Patty-pan

  • "That's a lie, first sizz out of the syphon," broke in another voice.

    One Wonderful Night A Romance of New York

  • He simply drew the bedclothes around himself and let the rocket sizz.

    The Story of Paul Boyton Voyages on All the Great Rivers of the World


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