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Shot, shells, and bullets were whizzing and hissing by us as we made our way onwards.

But straggling shots succeed, and bullets are whizzing past their ears.

He drove it whizzing past Hodge, who did not have time to touch it.

Triangular flights of teal wing by you, whizzing like bullets, hazy with speed.

The buzzing and whizzing sounds increased with great rapidity.

I kept flying over him, making a whizzing sound with my wings.

They were awakened by a loud chirping of crickets and a whizzing sound in the air.

She heard the arrows of hostile Indians whizzing dangerously near.

They'd be as crazy as a cat in a shower bath, at all our whizzing and rushing.

This whizzing from one pole to the other was too great a speed for David.

WORD ORIGIN

"clever person," 1914, probably a special use of whiz "something remarkable" (1908), an extended sense of whizz; or perhaps a shortened form of wizard. Noun phrase whiz kid is from 1930s, a take-off on a radio show's quiz kid.

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