whisk


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whisk \Whisk\, n. [See Whist, n.]
   A game at cards; whist. [Obs.] --Taylor (1630).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whisk \Whisk\, n. [Probably for wisk, and of Scand. origin; cf.
   Icel. visk a wisp; akin to Dan. visk, Sw. viska, D. wisch,
   OHG. wisc, G. wisch. See Wisp.]
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   1. The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of
      something light; a sudden motion or quick puff.
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            This first sad whisk
            Takes off thy dukedom; thou art but an earl. --J.
                                                  Fletcher.
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   2. A small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like,
      used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of
      broom corn.
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   3. A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for
      whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc. --Boyle.
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   4. A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.
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            My wife in her new lace whisk.        --Pepys.
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   5. An impertinent fellow. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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   6. A plane used by coopers for evening chines.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whisk \Whisk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whisked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Whisking.] [Cf. Dan. viske, Sw. viska, G. wischen, D.
   wisschen. See Whisk, n.]
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   1. To sweep, brush, or agitate, with a light, rapid motion;
      as, to whisk dust from a table; to whisk the white of eggs
      into a froth.
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   2. To move with a quick, sweeping motion.
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            He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod. --J.
                                                  Fletcher.
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            I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out
            of one element into another.          --Walpole.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whisk \Whisk\, v. i.
   To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile
   movement.
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