(Hi*run"dine) a. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the swallows.

(||Hi*run"do) n. [L., swallow.] (Zoöl.) A genus of birds including the swallows and martins.

(His) pron. [AS. his of him, his, gen. masc. & neut. of h, neut. hit. See He.]

1. Belonging or pertaining to him; — used as a pronominal adjective or adjective pronoun; as, tell John his papers are ready; formerly used also for its, but this use is now obsolete.

No comfortable star did lend his light.

Who can impress the forest, bid the tree
Unfix his earth-bound root?

Also formerly used in connection with a noun simply as a sign of the possessive. "The king his son." Shak. "By young Telemachus his blooming years." Pope. This his is probably a corruption of the old possessive ending - is or -es, which, being written as a separate word, was at length confounded with the pronoun his.

2. The possessive of he; as, the book is his. "The sea is his, and he made it." Ps. xcv. 5.

(His"ing*er*ite) n. [Named after W. Hisinger, a Swedish mineralogist.] (Min.) A soft black, iron ore, nearly earthy, a hydrous silicate of iron.

(His*pan"ic) a. [L. Hispanicus.] Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.

(His*pan"i*cism), n. A Spanish idiom or mode of speech. Keightley.

(His*pan"i*cize) v. t. To give a Spanish form or character to; as, to Hispanicize Latin words.

(His"pid) a. [L. hispidus: cf. F. hispide.]

1. Rough with bristles or minute spines.

2. (Bot. & Zoöl.) Beset with stiff hairs or bristles.

(His*pid"u*lous) a. [Dim. of hispid.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Minutely hispid.

(Hiss) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hissed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Hissing.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.]

1. To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.

The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee.
Ezek. xxvii. 36.

2. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.

Shod with steel,
We hissed along the polished ice.

(Hiss), v. t.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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