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As I Lay Dying
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sibilant
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As I Lay Dying
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  • Then she flings herself across Addle Bundren’s knees, clutching her, shaking her with the furious strength of the young before sprawling suddenly across the handful of rotten bones that Addie Bundren left, jarring the whole bed into a chattering sibilance of mattress shucks, her arms outflung and the fan in one hand still beating with expiring breath into the quilt.

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  • a sibilant seductive whisper
  • the sibilant whisper of a summer’s breeze
    Eric Van Lustbader  --  Beneath an Opal Moon

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