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 for hushing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hush \Hush\ (h[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hushed (h[u^]sht);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Hushing.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of
     imitative origin; cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch
     quick, make haste, be silent.]
     1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress
        the noise or clamor of.
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              My tongue shall hush again this storm of war.
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     2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
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              With thou, then,
              Hush my cares?                        --Otway.
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              And hush'd my deepest grief of all.   --Tennyson.
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     To hush up, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to
        keep secret. "This matter is hushed up." --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hushing \Hush"ing\, n. (Mining)
     The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins,
     by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; --
     also called booming and hydraulic mining.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a fricative sound (especially as an expression of
           disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the
           hissing of the audience" [syn: hiss, hissing,
           hushing, fizzle, sibilation]

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