The majority of the first 125 incidents of sound(other than the more than 90 that were about making or mentioning music) that I found in IrishFirebrands, had something to do with silence, they were paired with peacefulness (preceding it and/or following it), they had to do with trying to keep quiet, or they attempted to fill a felt void associated with silence.
- Curiosity overcame his chariness – but he counted the stairs as he climbed, so he could finesse the treads that squeaked.
- He turned the china doorknob slowly, to keep the mechanism from rattling, and he raised the door a bit, to keep the old hinges from squeaking.
- Only the tick of the cooling cylinder block broke the stillness as the night faded….
- Kneeling beside it, he raised the lid with infinite care to prevent the old hinges from…
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