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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hiss like a steam kettle.
  Hiss … like shot from guns.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  The sea hissed like twenty thousand kettles!
            —Joseph Conrad
  Hissed like a forked serpent.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Hiss, like a goose with a flock of goslings.
            —Sam Slick
  Hissing like a snake.
            —Victor Hugo
  Hiss like vipers.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  Hissed like a rocket.
            —Camille Lemonnier
  Hisses like red-hot iron.
            —W. Clark Russell
  Hisses and roars, as when fire is with water commixed and contending.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Hiss as of a rushing wind.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Hisses as with mouths of snakes and wolves at bay.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Hiss like bottle(d) ale.
            —John Taylor
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