4. A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.

My wife in her new lace whisk.

5. An impertinent fellow. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

6. A plane used by coopers for evening chines.

(Whisk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whisked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whisking.] [Cf. Dan. viske, Sw. viska, G. wischen, D. wisschen. See Whisk, n.]

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.

2. To move with a quick, sweeping motion.

He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod.
J. Fletcher.

I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out of one element into another.

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

(Whisk"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick, sweeping motion.

2. Formerly, the hair of the upper lip; a mustache; — usually in the plural.

Hoary whiskers and a forky beard.

3. pl. That part of the beard which grows upon the sides of the face, or upon the chin, or upon both; as, side whiskers; chin whiskers.

4. A hair of the beard.

5. One of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of the mouth of a cat, or other animal.

6. pl. (Naut.) Iron rods extending on either side of the bowsprit, to spread, or guy out, the stays, etc.

(Whisk"ered) a.

1. Formed into whiskers; furnished with whiskers; having or wearing whiskers.

Our forefathers, a grave, whiskered race.

2. (Zoöl.) Having elongated hairs, feathers, or bristles on the cheeks.

The whiskered vermin race.

(Whisk"er*less) a. Being without whiskers.

(Whis"ket) n. [Cf. Wisket.]

1. A basket; esp., a straw provender basket. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

2. (Mach.) A small lathe for turning wooden pins.

(Whis"key) n. Same as Whisky, a liquor.

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