wisp


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wisp \Wisp\, n. [OE. wisp, wips; probably akin to D. & G. wisch,
   Icel. visk, and perhaps to L. virga a twig, rod. Cf. Verge
   a rod, Whisk, n.]
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   1. A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance.
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            In a small basket, on a wisp of hay.  --Dryden.
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   2. A whisk, or small broom.
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   3. A Will-o'-the-wisp; an ignis fatuus.
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            The wisp that flickers where no foot can tread.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wisp \Wisp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wisped; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wisping.]
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   1. To brush or dress, an with a wisp.
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   2. To rumple. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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