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 (flī′wĭsk′, -hwĭsk′)
A whisk, as of hair, used for brushing away flies.
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Ooni greeted the members of the specific Royal Houses, who had decorated their compounds with the royal insignia: a crown and horsetail flywhisk. They had erected sign post stating the name of their royal household: Ogboru Olodo, Ogboru Adejokin.
But I doubted that severely since in his illness he could not even locate his beloved flywhisk, the existence of which he had empirical evidence.
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.
Lever's 1933 calendar sported the image of the sun god Surya flanked by two female chauri (flywhisk) bearers, riding his chariot pulled by seven horses driven by Arun, the charioteer--an iconographic essential.
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. This object represents how the deity is able to swat away one's past so that one may look forward.
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.