Whittlings to Whose

(Whit"tlings) n. pl. Chips made by one who whittles; shavings cut from a stick with a knife.

(Whit"tret) n. (Zoöl.) A weasel. [Scot.]

(Whit"tues`day) n. (Eccl.) The day following Whitmonday; — called also Whitsun Tuesday.

(Whit"wall`) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Whetile.

Whitworth ball
(Whit"worth ball`) (Gun.) A prejectile used in the Whitworth gun.

Whitworth gun
(Whit"worth gun`) (Gun.) A form of rifled cannon and small arms invented by Sir Joseph Whitworth, of Manchester, England.

In Mr. Whitworth's system, the bore of the gun has a polygonal section, and the twist is rapid. The ball, which is pointed in front, is made to fit the bore accurately, and is very much elongated, its length being about three and one half times as great as its diameter. H. L. Scott.

(Whit"y-brown`) a. Of a color between white and brown. Pegge.

(Whiz) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whizzed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whizzing.] [Of imitative origin. . Cf. Whistle, and Hiss.] To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp hissing or whistling sound. [Written also whizz.]

It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way.

(Whiz), n. A hissing and humming sound.

Like the whiz of my crossbow.

(Whiz"zing*ly) adv. With a whizzing sound.

(Who) pron. [Possess. whose ; object. Whom ] [OE. who, wha, AS. hwa, interrogative pron., neut. hwæt; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hwe, neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel. hvat, neut., Dan. hvo, neut. hvad, Sw. ho, hvem, neut. hvad, Goth. hwas, fem. hwo, neut. hwa, Lith. kas, Ir. & Gael. co, W. pwy, L. quod, neuter of qui, Gr. po`teros whether, Skr. kas. &radic182. Cf. How, Quantity, Quorum, Quote, Ubiquity, What, When, Where, Whether, Which, Whither, Whom, Why.]

1. Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; — used always substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns are properly used of persons but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person that; the

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