Thesaurus / swishes
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Emily could hear the repeated swishes and the manikin's supplications, but she did not look up.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
It swishes fast round gravelly bends into large eddying pools where in their season the salmon and peal lie.
THE RIVERS AND STREAMS OF ENGLANDA.G. BRADLEY
(She swishes her huntingcrop savagely in the air) Take down his trousers without loss of time.
Swish′er, one who swishes or flogs; Swish′-swash, a swishing action or sound: a washy drink.
Besides the rabbits we find all sorts of other charming things in the long grass that swishes so happily round our ankles.
THE CHILD'S BOOK OF THE SEASONSARTHUR RANSOME
The branches make an armchair far back against the trunk, and that glossy foliage, always cool, swishes like waves at low tide.
MINSTREL WEATHERMARIAN STORM
The American stared around with tense nerves for the little swishes on the surface that betray the attack of a shark.
THE CRUISE OF THE DRY DOCKT. S. STRIBLING
I beat the air with my stick, and it says "hoo" as it swishes; whenever I think I deserve it, I sit down and give myself food.
LOOK BACK ON HAPPINESSKNUT HAMSUN
With frowsy hair, skirts askew and red hands, she talked loud while washing the floor with great swishes of water.
ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES, VOLUME 4 (OF 13)GUY DE MAUPASSANT
When an elephant plucks off a branch and swishes his flanks, and thus keeps away insects, he is using a tool.
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