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n.  a species of koala in the novel The FarCall Project by RedTurtle.

n.  a brave alien Luminoth who laid her body forever “before the marsh of a raining land,” in the video game “Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.”

n.  a loyal alien Luminoth of whom it is said: “He no longer breathes, looking down at the great bridge of a holy fortress,” in the video game “Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.”

s-sh sh-s ch ch ch ch.
n.  the sound of people moving about a room and muttering to one another.

<I woke up again.  The room around me was filled with sounds like “s-sh, sh-s, ch, ch, ch, ch...”and the noise of soft footsteps.  —Heshmat Moayyad, Stories from Iran: A Chicago Anthology 1921-1991.>

n.  the scraping of snow skis across a rocky slope, as described in the novel The Towers of the Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jr.; see also rrrrrr scttttt.

<He totters at a scraping on the right ski but leans left and back, slowly forcing his track at an angle to the slope.  Heading straight downhill would be a death sentence, even for him.  Scccttttccchhh.  —L.E. Modesitt Jr., The Towers of the Sunset.>

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