Whipstick to Whist
(Whip"stick`) n. Whip handle; whipstock.
1. A tailor; so called in contempt.
2. Anything hastily put or stitched together; hence, a hasty composition. [R.] Dryden.
3. (Agric.) The act or process of whipstitching.
(Whip"stitch`), v. t. (Agric.) To rafter; to plow in ridges, as land. [Eng.]
(Whip"stock`) n. The rod or handle to which the lash of a whip is fastened.
(Whipt) imp. & p. p. of Whip. Whipped.
(Whip"-tom`-kel"ly) n. [So called in imitation of its notes.] (Zoöl.) A vireo (Vireo altiloquus)
native of the West Indies and Florida; called also black-whiskered vireo.
(Whip"worm`) n. [So called from its shape.] (Zoöl.) A nematode worm (Trichocephalus dispar)
often found parasitic in the human intestine. Its body is thickened posteriorly, but is very long and threadlike
(Whir) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whirred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whirring.] [Perhaps of imitative origin; cf. D.
hvirre to whirl, and E. hurr, hurry, whirl. .] To whirl round, or revolve, with a whizzing noise; to fly or
more quickly with a buzzing or whizzing sound; to whiz.
The partridge bursts away on whirring wings.Beattie.
(Whir), v. t. [See Whir to whiz.] To hurry a long with a whizzing sound. [R.]
This world to me is like a lasting storm,Shak.
Whirring me from my friends.
(Whir), n. A buzzing or whizzing sound produced by rapid or whirling motion; as, the whir of a
partridge; the whir of a spinning wheel.
(Whirl) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whirled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whirling.] [OE. whirlen, probably from the
Scand.; cf. Icel. & Sw. hvirfla, Dan. hvirvle; akin to D. wervelen, G. wirbeln, freq. of the verb seen in
Icel. hverfa to turn. &radic16. See Wharf, and cf. Warble, Whorl.]
1. To turn round rapidly; to cause to rotate with velocity; to make to revolve.
He whirls his sword around without delay.Dryden.
2. To remove or carry quickly with, or as with, a revolving motion; to snatch; to harry. Chaucer.
See, see the chariot, and those rushing wheels,Milton.
That whirled the prophet up at Chebar flood.
The passionate heart of the poet is whirl'd into folly.Tennyson.
(Whirl), v. i.
1. To be turned round rapidly; to move round with velocity; to revolve or rotate with great speed; to gyrate.
"The whirling year vainly my dizzy eyes pursue." J. H. Newman.
The wooden engine flies and whirls about.Dryden.