That is how many people describe the sound of studded bicycle tires on bare pavement. With the added acoustic resonance of the 4" wide tires on the Mukluk, my Southern-bred ears hear it more as sizzling country sausage.
Whatever gustatory imagery you subscribe to, the studded tires on the Mukluk were quite noisy as I rode back and forth to work, yesterday. But, the studs stayed in the knobs. I did lose one, but it was a stud which I had difficulty getting started into the rubber, and I think I kinda chewed the knob up as I screwed the stud in.
So, I think the studding experiment was successful. Once there is some ice on the road, I will know whether or not the pattern and number of studs is sufficient. I have plenty left over, if I need to add some.