Bo-peep looked surprised, but did as she was bid; but to the boy's surprise and disappointment, it only "fizzed," and went out.
It fizzed agreeably as it was quenched, and she looked enquiringly into the glass.
Miss Paget's temper, which had been rapidly rising, now fizzed over.
He simply bubbled and fizzed with advice, and he smiled as he offered it.
One match broke, the second had no strikin' head on it, the third just fizzed.
It was here that most of the mischief fermented and fizzed out on unexpected occasions.
As he leaned out of the window two cats yawled and fizzed at one another among the laurels, and then scampered away into muteness.
His guest stood shivering in the doorway until a match sputtered and fizzed in Hornett's fingers.
But at the critical instant the kindly incandescence burned blue, clicked, fizzed, and died down to a red spot in the darkness.
However, the hired attendants did their duty, and the name of Fizzybelli was fizzed about the room in every direction.
1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.
A failure; fizzle: ''It was a big fizz,'' the ambassador said (1940s+)