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  • There was a static-filled silence.   (source)
    static = sound of electrical interference
  • As she turned them, the pages were noisy, like static around the written story.   (source)
    static = unwanted noise
  • The afternoon sky looked peculiar, tinged with yellow, and there was so much static in the air that the babies' soft hair stuck out.   (source)
    static = electrical charge
  • It made strange noises, not static but a combination of shrieking and wailing.   (source)
    static = an unpleasant crackling or hissing sound of electrical interference
  • A burp of static on the radio made it hard to hear the boy's last name.   (source)
    static = unwanted noise
  • Louie had mentioned other servicemen who were with him, but the names had been obscured by static, and the transcript hadn't conveyed them with certainty.   (source)
    static = an unpleasant crackling or hissing sound of electrical interference
  • During the day I heard them tunneling through the walls of my bedroom, sounding like a radio tuned to static in the next room, and I imagined them in there turning the walls into honeycombs, with honey seeping out for me to taste.   (source)
    static = sound of electrical interference
  • We're gonna see him and if you give me any static you'll end up on your own operatin' table.   (source)
    static = trouble
  • The television shows gray static, and the speakers hiss.   (source)
    static = a random dot pixel pattern displayed when no transmission signal is received
  • There's a small burst of static and then nothing more.†   (source)
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  • Then, through the noise and static he heard a voice.†   (source)
  • This is most apparent in general relativity: Its static model of the universe negates the dynamic nature of matter.†   (source)
  • We could already hear it, beyond the noise and the static, the unmistakable sound of "The Star-Spangled Banner."†   (source)
  • But environments are never static for long.†   (source)
  • She screams, but her voice is robotic and distorted, as if filtered through radio static.†   (source)
  • I heard a brief screech of static on the comm channel.†   (source)
  • All he heard was static.†   (source)
  • But there was a difference between the folk of the graveyard and this: a raw, flickering, startling shape the grey color of television static, all panic and naked emotion which flooded the Owenses as if it was their own.†   (source)
  • He tried the radio and got only static.†   (source)
  • His hair stood on end despite the ripping wind, the static in the air raging and prickly as flying needles.†   (source)
  • The hours were okay, I could cope with the fact that the uniform made my hair static, but I found it impossible to stick to the "appropriate responses" script, with its "How can I help you today?" and its "Would you like large fries with that?"†   (source)
  • Again the words were overcome by static.†   (source)
  • They create static electricity, which can actually pull particles from the hand.†   (source)
  • A wave a static come in with me.†   (source)
  • More static.†   (source)
  • Static buzzes from my earpiece.†   (source)
  • "Yes, sir!" said Rector Wiggin, who now lifted the hunter's cap off Owen's head, so quickly that static electricity caused Owen's silky-thin, babylike hair to stand up and wave in all directions.†   (source)
  • Static, static.†   (source)
  • Because it's not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind.†   (source)
  • The cackle of a static frequency, then: "Colonel, we've got Branch and one unidentified civilian.†   (source)
  • The man and woman part, leaving a damp patch on the ground which rapidly evaporates—and there we have reached the end This static quality does not serve your evident talent well.†   (source)
  • It would be dangerous to us if we had static while setting up.†   (source)
  • The high whine of the screens, the distant sound of static, buzzes in my ears.†   (source)
  • She's actually smiling, coquettishly even; there's a hint of her former small-screen mannequin's allure, flickering over her face like momentary static.†   (source)
  • All this left my hair full of static electricity, and my first stop was usually the girls' room, where I would brush it flat.†   (source)
  • The black box was a black case with a cassette recorder inside that contained recordings of such sounds as football game cheering, random static from the radio, and other various sounds from the television that he would mix down into one cassette tape that he would play and amplify through speakers in the box.†   (source)
  • Static crackles from a paramedic's walkie-talkie.†   (source)
  • His chest was solid behind her and a faint hum buzzed in her head, like static electricity in her hair.†   (source)
  • A steady current of heated air rose all day from the mountain and was thrust to ten thousand feet; revolving masses of gas piled up the static until the air was ready to explode.†   (source)
  • The prisoners nearest his cell could faintly hear the music he played, but the ones farther away could only hear static, though he searched, day and night, for stronger stations.†   (source)
  • As I walked through a narrow, half-cement yard from the alley to Lawrence's house, a wisp of smoke seeped through the screen door of his kitchen, where static blared from a small television on a folding table.†   (source)
  • He scuttled round and about, his pink eyes flashing, his fine white coat bristling with static.†   (source)
  • Giant volts of static electricity zapped out the bottom of the Machine as a great whirlwind rose from the top.†   (source)
  • Hephaestus's image was barely visible now, just a blob in the static.†   (source)
  • Some weighty and flickering interlude of time seemed to pass: trembling shadows, static, hiss of unseen projector.†   (source)
  • Mal Duff's Sherpas had anchored a static line of rope that extended from the bottom of the Icefall to its top.†   (source)
  • On the porch there is an explosion of static.†   (source)
  • It looked like the sound of static in headphones.†   (source)
  • Nothing except static.†   (source)
  • * Someone had added a very old Buick car radio under the hotel truck's dashboard, and now, tinny and choked with static, the distinctive sound of John Fogerty's Creedence Clearwater Revival band came out of the speaker.†   (source)
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