Whisp


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Whisp

 a flock of snipe. Also, wisp.
Examples: whisp of rushes, 1622; of snipe; of straw, 1693.
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With its name derived from Queerditch Marsh, the location of the first recorded game, Quidditch is granted cultural validity and meaning through a venerable lineage detailed in an account entitled Quidditch through the Ages, written by Kennilworthy Whisp (aka J.
This object is the person's only knowledge of a lost subject that surfaces as "some unitary trait, some memory whisp, some stark image" (Ragland, 2001:13).
Sea heat all's sow stared whisp flared fever sand's fever:
Deer seem to be everywhere, in backyards, parks, farms and fields, but a deer that chooses not to be seen becomes so much as a whisp of smoke, a shadow or less.
Yet it is notable that Gulliver, at this stage, also declines the Spartan Houyhnhnm snack of a 'Whisp of Hay, and a Fetlock full of Oats'.
Shortly thereafter, halfway through a twenty-one-line speech by Bentivoli, "ent Gismond / whisp elinor" appears boxed in the left margin similar to the arrangement at the opening of the play shown in Figure 11: middle portion, lines 578-80.
Walter was born June 24, 1920, in Whisp, Ark., to Gilbert and Ava Fleming Walter.
Dublin makes a purplish splash, peeking out from _ a whisp of cloud and to the north east, Belfast is more clearly visible.
Pilot results of the Women's Hormone Intervention Secondary Prevention (WHISP) study from London even provided cautious reassurance about low-dose estrogen (1 mg/day of 17[beta] estradiol) with norethisterone acetate in women with cardiovascular disease--the very group that drew the most concern in the 1998 Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS).
The deeply eroded, lunar landscape is pockmarked with hundreds of crater-like holes, some emitting a thin whisp of smoke.
with a whisp trout like a spirit." This metaphor of inspiriting the inanimate reflects Schopenhauer's insistence that "we are compelled to recognize volition in every nature or tendency of a material body" ("Will" 309).
1.44 (450m): Glasmeen Shimmer, Our Darcy, Farloe Harper (M), Saratoga Wave (M), Cu Sith Mist (M), Jays Whisp (W).