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 (flī′wĭsk′, -hwĭsk′)
A whisk, as of hair, used for brushing away flies.
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Notable examples include Kenya's founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Vice President Jaramogi Odinga, both of whom wielded a walking stick and a flywhisk.
Most of the varnas were in association with boxers, sculptors, engravers, flywhisk holders and people responsible for royal pleasures.
He carries a silver-inlaid ivory mace or an ornately carved walking stick or a flywhisk or a chiefly stool.
And finally, in his lower left hand he holds a "chamara" or flywhisk.
After demanding an apology and getting none, the French used "The Flywhisk Incident" as the pretext for launching a pre-planned invasion of Algeria.
Piracy was completely stamped out when the French invaded Algeria in 1830, after, as Tinniswood notes, "Hassan the dey of Algiers had hit the French consul across the face with his flywhisk.
A box lying in the Toshakhana contains a precious gift of a flywhisk made of pure Sandalwood presented by a Turkish Muslim Haji Maskeen.
Adulation kept him going--brightly dressed women would dance and ululate and sing his praise--he would wave his famous flywhisk wand.
The ishoba is a flywhisk made from the tail of a wildebeest and carried by traditional healers to signify their authority.
Four traditional religious Yoruba objects were displayed in the gallery: a wooden statue of the spirit of smallpox, an iroke (an ivory tapper), beadwork regalia, and a flywhisk.
A beardless servant faces the king and holds a flywhisk and a ladle, which symbolize the eunuch's devotion and servitude.
An agate and ruby flywhisk, used by servants to swat flies off their masters, fetched over 900,000 [pounds sterling], and an unusual carved and decorated pistol-grip dagger, dating to the era of the Mughal Emperors Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, sold for 733,250 [pounds sterling].