Siskin green, a delicate shade of yellowish green, as in the mineral torbernite.

(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. Burril.

(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.

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.

(Sise) n. [See Sice.] Six; the highest number on a die; the cast of six in throwing dice.

In the new casting of a die, when ace is on the top, sise must needs be at the bottom.

(Sis"el) n. [Cf. G. ziesel. Cf. Zizel.] (Zoöl.) The suslik.

(Si"ser) n. Cider. See Sicer. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Sis"e*ra*ra Sis"e*ra*ry) n. A hard blow. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Sis"kin) n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy.] (Zoöl.) (a) A small green and yellow European finch (Spinus spinus, or Carduelis spinus); — called also aberdevine. (b) The American pinefinch (S. pinus); — called also pine siskin. See Pinefinch.

The name is applied also to several other related species found in Asia and South America.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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