(Sis"ki*wit) n. (Zoöl.) The siscowet.
(Sis"mo*graph) n. See Seismograph.
(Sis*mom"e*ter) n. See Seismometer.
(Siss) v. i. [Of imitative origin; cf. D. sissen, G. zischen.] To make a hissing sound; as, a flatiron
hot enough to siss when touched with a wet finger. [Colloq. U. S.; Local, Eng.]
(Siss), n. A hissing noise. [Colloq. U. S.]
(Sis*soo") n. [Hind. sis.] (Bot.) A leguminous tree (Dalbergia Sissoo) of the northern parts of
India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for
gun carriages, railway ties, etc.
(Sist) v. t. [L. sistere to bring to a stand, to stop.]
1. (Scots Law) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.
2. To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court. [Scot.]
Some, however, have preposterously sisted nature as the first or generative principle.Sir W. Hamilton.
(Sist) n. (Scots Law) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.
(Sis"ter) n. [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin
to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. süster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel.
systir, Sw. syster, Dan. söster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr.
svasr. &radic298. Cf. Cousin.]
1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter
case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother.
I am the sister of one Claudio.Shak.
2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society,
order, or community. James ii. 15.