(Whis"key, Whis"ky), n.; pl. Whiskeys (#) or Whiskies. [See Whisk, v. t. & n.] A light
carriage built for rapid motion; called also tim- whiskey.
(Whisk"in) n. A shallow drinking bowl. [Prov. Eng.] Ray.
1. Sweeping along lightly.
2. Large; great. [Prov. Eng.]
Bourbon whisky, corn whisky made in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Crooked whisky. See under
Crooked. Whisky Jack (Zoöl.), the Canada jay It is noted for its fearless and familiar habits when
it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter beneath.
Called also moose bird.
(Whis"ky, Whis"key) n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha
whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. Usquebaugh.] An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes,
etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally
distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.
(Whis"ky*fied, Whis"key*fied) a. [Whisky + -fy.] Drunk with whisky; intoxicated. [Humorous]
(Whisp) n. See Wisp.
(Whisp), n. (Zoöl.) A flock of snipe.
(Whis"per) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whispered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whispering.] [AS. hwisprian; akin
to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hviskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin.
1. To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without
sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See
2. To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
The hollow, whispering breeze.Thomson.
3. To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
All that hate me whisper together against me.Ps. xli. 7.
(Whis"per), v. t.
1. To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially,
or in a whisper.
They might buzz and whisper it one to another.Bentley.
2. To address in a whisper, or low voice. [Archaic]
And whisper one another in the ear.Shak.
Where gentlest breezes whisper souls distressed.Keble.