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  • The dog, too, was uneasy and would occasionally erupt with a loud and startling "whuff" that made everyone jump.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • The dog jumped to its feet with a "whuff," glared about fiercely.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • Whufff " whuff " Through the timbers I could feel the steam engine, as if the ship had come alive.

    The Magic of Recluce

  • And Jerry, alert to his toes to listen, by an alteration in the quantity or quality of his whuff, would tell Nalasu that he did not hear; next, that he did hear; and, perhaps finally, that it was a strange dog, or


  • He did not pronounce them with the slightest of resemblance to their customary soundings, but pronounced them in the whiff-whuff of shorthand speech that Nalasu had taught him.


  • Nalasu, in teaching him the whiff-whuff language, deliberately had gone into the intelligence of him; but Villa, unwitting of what she was doing, went into the heart of him, and into the heart of his heredity, touching the profoundest chords of ancient memories and making them respond.


  • Yet on a quiet night with no wind among the trees, often and often had he whispered to Nalasu, by whiff-whuff of name, from a hundred feet away.


  • Unfortunately, it was not a whiff-whuff, dog-possible language such as Nalasu had invented.


  • They did not speak, much less guess, the existence of the whiff-whuff shorthand language which Nalasu had taught him, and which, Nalasu dead, Jerry alone knew of all living creatures in the world.


  • McKitterick did not hear its whuff, but felt it to the marrow of his bones.

    The Last Liverbeast « A Fly in Amber


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