Definition of Hissings

1. Noun. (plural of hissing) ¹



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Definition of Hissings

1. hissing [n] - See also: hissing

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hissings

hispidity
hispidulous
hiss
hissed
hisself
hisser
hissers
hisses
hissie fit
hissie fits
hissier
hissies
hissiest
hissing
hissingly
hissings (current term)
hissy
hissy-fit
hissy-fits
hissy fit
hissy fits
hissyfit
hist
hist-
histamin
histaminaemia
histaminase
histaminases
histamine

Literary usage of Hissings

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1. The Pharsalia of Lucan by Lucan (1853)
"Alas ! how vast a punishment does his conscience-stricken mind 1 Presents hissings and flames) ver. 772. The hissings of the Furies as they shake their ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"1* * From the following reports of the Trials, it may be doubted whether the judges required the influence of these shouts, acclamations, and hissings, ..."

3. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1821)
"Others expressed their anger in hissings and hootings ; while an old mendicant ballad-singer paraded, step by step with the minister, through the-crowd, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"... and around his middle were twined dreadful serpents, which raised themselves above his head, and uttered terrible hissings. His eyes darted fire. ..."

5. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"... and around bis middle were twined dreadful serpents, which raised themselves above his head, and uttered terrible hissings. His eyes darted fire. ..."

6. The Oratory and Poetry of the Bible by Ferdinand Schureman Schenck (1915)
"Suddenly there came a great change over the crowd, the cursings and hissings were speedily subdued into respectful silence as a middle aged man came through ..."

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