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  • verb Present participle of zizz.


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  • The mixture seemed to agree with it, too, for the familiar faint, pale-blue "zizzing" sound began to come from its wings.

    The Garden of the Plynck Karle Wilson Baker 1919

  • Snubby had produced his imaginary banjo, zither, guitar and harp at different times that day, and Roger and Diana were getting a little tired of the remarkable twanging, zizzing, 'buzzing sounds produced by Snubby.

    The Rubadub Mystery Blyton, Enid, 1898?-1968 1952

  • Long after the last awkward lurch, there came back zizzing squeaks of perfect faith, and I hoped, as I passed beyond the periphery of sound, that instinct and desire might direct their rolling ball of vibrations toward the one whose ear, whether in antenna, or thorax or femoral tympanum had, through untold numbers of past lives, been attuned to its rhythm.

    Edge of the Jungle William Beebe 1919

  • The foreign-born parents, when they first come to the Northern Middlewest, huddle in unpainted farm-houses with grassless dooryards and fly-zizzing kitchens and smelly dairies, set on treeless, shadeless, unsoftened leagues of prairie or bunched in new clearings ragged with small stumps.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life Sinclair Lewis 1918

  • Halcyon days of sitting in rocking-chairs under the beech-trees on locust-zizzing afternoons, of hunting for shells on the back-side shore of the Cape, of fishing for whiting from the landing on the bay side, of musing among the many-colored grasses of the uplands.

    The Innocents A Story for Lovers Sinclair Lewis 1918

  • Domingos and Dellals, will win the race to order The Dress: a white column with bows zizzing down a bared back.

    NYT > Home Page By SUZY MENKES 2011

  • Outside, he notes the "dopplered strands" of birdsong, the "zizzing orbits" of flies.

    NYT > Home Page By DWIGHT GARNER 2012

  • -- zizzing horribly, threateningly as they swooped this way and that!

    Missy Dana Gatlin


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