whiss


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whiss

(wɪs)
vb (intr)
obsolete to whistle or make some kind of sibilant sound
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References in classic literature ?
"'Washish squashish squeak, Sinbad, hey-diddle diddle, grunt unt grumble, hiss, fiss, whiss,' said he to me, one day after dinner- but I beg a thousand pardons, I had forgotten that your majesty is not conversant with the dialect of the Cock-neighs (so the man-animals were called; I presume because their language formed the connecting link between that of the horse and that of the rooster).
On silent, still, muggy nights, the lake a glass surface with nothing to say but a nearly inaudible whiss of long-spent waves on the strand, bugs of all kinds, but moths most of all, would kamikaze themselves into the yellow light outside the kitchen door.
Whiss, "In vitro effects of antipsychotics on human platelet adhesion and aggregation and plasma coagulation," Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, vol.