Sentence Examples with the word hissing

Meanwhile the boat was still booming through the mist, the waves curling and hissing around us like the erected crests of enraged serpents.

Gervais laughed softly with a hissing chuckle, and Speranski in a high-pitched staccato manner.

I kept neither dog, cat, cow, pig, nor hens, so that you would have said there was a deficiency of domestic sounds; neither the churn, nor the spinning-wheel, nor even the singing of the kettle, nor the hissing of the urn, nor children crying, to comfort one.

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Scorpions of various species have been observed to make a hissing noise when disturbed, or even when not disturbed.

The oarsmen backed water; the same moment something went hot and hissing along every one of their wrists.

A yellow ball of hissing fur flew past her.

When suddenly disturbed, instead of trying to escape they sit upright, with their back against a stone, hissing and showing fight in a determined manner.

Thereupon very shortly a hissing sound was heard and the machine became harder to turn as if the disk were moving through a resisting medium.

The Nationalists refused to allow Lueger to speak, clapping their desks, hissing and making other noises, till at last the Young Czechs attempted to prevent the disorder by violence.

At last the shank, in one complete rod, received its final heat; and as Perth, to temper it, plunged it all hissing into the cask of water near by, the scalding steam shot up into Ahab's bent face.