The spectators applaud or hiss according as they make their bow well or ill.
They split up the wood, pressed it down on the fire, blew at it with their mouths, and fanned it with the skirts of their greatcoats, making the flames hiss and crackle.
During the 140 days of his imprisonment there he wrote the marvellous Iambes (in alternate lines of 12 and 8 syllables), which hiss and stab like poisoned bullets, and which were transmitted to his family by a venal gaoler.
She then turned and sauntered towards Victor, not a hint of fear in her carriage "Hello, Victor" His greeting was returned with a hiss, "Elisabeth!"
Kris's sigh of aggravation came out as a hiss.
This included voices for R2-D2 and Chewbacca, the hum and hiss of lightsabers, the squeaks and groans of machinery, and the whistling screech of ships zooming through space.
For a tighter fit, you could use vet wrap (available at farm supply stores) but make sure you leave a space to breathe and hiss obscure-but-menacing threats at your enemies.
In order to avoid the added stress, a cat may growl or hiss to show that he is a formidable opponent and perhaps cause the aggressor to seek a fight elsewhere.
The Semitic name of the symbol is shin; the Greek name sigma may mean merely the hissing letter and may be a genuine Greek derivative from the verb o-4co, hiss.
Both tracks sound fine although the English has more hiss.
These are all classified as lisping and include excessive pressure by the tongue against the teeth, the tongue held too far back along the midline of the palate, and a "substitute hiss" produced in the throat or larynx.
The point is that overly dramatic scenes where you hiss "I'm walking home" as you slam the car door typically don't play well with Virgo.
Your cat may equate your "Shh" with a hiss in her own language, and maybe this is why it grabs her attention so well.
At the end of words the voiced sound is often written with -s, the unvoiced with -ss as in his and hiss.
The anxiously awaited Friday return occurred not with a bang but the hiss of a deflated balloon as Howie snuck out early and remained invisible the entire weekend.
Akabane's shoulders squared, and she heard him take a long slow hiss of indrawn breath.
There's almost no background hiss, leaving you with incredibly creepy silences at times.
A few weeks later one balmy summer evening I'm riding along on me Harley (boo hiss!
By four we could hear the faint hiss of breakers on the shore.
removing hiss, clicks and pops, rumble, and pitched hum.
Dolby C works over a wider frequency range and reduces hiss by 15 to 18 dB.
Audio-wise, the mono soundtrack had a slight hiss prevalent, but it's not too distracting as a whole.
hiss then in a very low pitched voice that laughed ha ha ha ha ha!
A light continuos noise filter was used to take the edge off the tape hiss.
In the absence of a signal the radio being used to monitor will now return to the background hiss.
hiss of steam from the depths.
perjury case that resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of Alger Hiss.
Pocock, " How and Why Scorpions hiss," Natural Science, vol.
There is a muffled hiss which soon subsides into silence.
This eliminates background white noise like an electrical hiss or music playing in the nursery.
A hiss is usually a warning signal, so she naturally stops what she's doing and responds to you.
This is why many felines will hiss, spit and fight the newly introduced animal right from the start.
If they hiss and evaporate, the pan is ready.
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