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whisk by

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whisk by move by very quickly
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Usage

In literature:

I dodged as he whisked by with a vicious slap of his bifurcated tail, and nearly upset the boat.
"In the Wilderness" by Charles Dudley Warner
Jane of late mighty fine, by reason of a laced whiske her mistress hath given her, which makes her a very gracefull servant.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1667" by Samuel Pepys
Cecilia whisked the lesson books hastily away; Eliza was waiting with a lowering brow, and Eliza was by no means a person to be offended.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
They listened intently and then across the water came a whisking rushing sound followed by a deep 'boom' and a distant splash.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The tube that whisked them to P-CAF was occupied mainly by Outers, a circumstance that made the crowded uncomfortable trip more bearable.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
I can tell by the way she whisks about that she's enjoying herself immensely.
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
The Gels must have whisked them down here one by one.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
Swift steamers whisked by in the dark.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
Poppy whisked dolly in before grandpa saw her, and dodged down as he went by.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
By and by, the shifting moon would whisk it up again and all would be gloom as before.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
He merely whisked by on his wheel.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
It is whisked around at the flagstaff, driven faster yet by the cheers and shouts along the line.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
Huai-hai responded by holding up a dust whisk vertically.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
It is whisked around at the flagstaff, driven faster yet by the cheers and shouts along the line.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Whisked by a sudden gust it disappeared.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
A third of the price he thus by a clever enough legerdemain whisked out of the buyer's distant pocket.
"The Invisible Lodge" by Jean Paul
In a moment she felt herself whisked into the furry arms of the Bear, and nursed and petted as gently as if it had been by Nurse herself.
"Baby Jane's Mission" by Reginald Parnell
Hester whisked into the cab and hid herself from the curious gaze of the few passers-by who had gathered when the trouble was all over.
"The Girls of Central High at Basketball" by Gertrude W. Morrison
In about five minutes the Limited whisked by, making up time.
"Ralph, the Train Dispatcher" by Allen Chapman
When he returned to his seat, the three curtained rooms had been whisked away by the porter.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

Pretty little swallow, fly
Village doors and windows by,
Whisking oer the garden pales
Where the blackbird finds the snails;
"The Swallow" by John Clare
"`We'll touch at every chimney-top
(An Elevated Track, of course),
Then, as we whisk you by, you'll drop
Each package down: just think, the force
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

Smith flew into St Paul Thursday evening and was whisked away by university officials without speaking to reporters.
A nine-year-old boy with a massive tumour has been whisked from a gang-infested neighbourhood in Mexico by US agents and taken across the border for treatment in New Mexico.
H onduras' president on Friday accused a group led by a powerful publishing magnate of plotting to repeat "the crisis of 2009," when his predecessor, Manuel Zelaya, was whisked out of the country at gunpoint in a civilian coup.
H onduras' president on Friday accused a group led by a powerful publishing magnate of plotting to repeat "the crisis of 2009," when his predecessor, Manuel Zelaya, was whisked out of the country at gunpoint in a civilian coup .
Prepare the pastry cream by whisking together the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
Whisk with a twist If you find your cooking and kitchen space limited by plump balloon whisks, this collapsible version called Twist 2-in-1, by Joseph Joseph, may solve the problem.
Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois (3rd R) is surrounded by security after being whisked off-stage due to a shooting incident in the venue during her election victory celebration in Montreal, Quebec, September 4, 2012.
If you are not familiar with polenta, it is made from ground cornmeal and is cooked by whisking into boiling water (or a water-based liquid such as soup stock) and simmering to create a paste or "gruel".
Whisk in raspberries, followed by cream and milk until fully incorporated.
Whisk & Ladle Supper Club Outed by Food Network.
A FOUR-PERSON CHAIR BUILT BY LEITNER-POMA, OF GRAND JUNCTION, whisks skiers and boarders up the 800-foot vertical of Telluride's Revelation Bowl.
The History of Whisk(e)Y in Jiggers and Shots, Edited by William M Down (Sterling Epicure).
A scruffy, one year old terrier mix named Mason was whisked away by fierce twisters on April 27th in North Smithfield, Alabama, prompting his owners, who lost their home in the storm, to fear the worst.
It's easy to over- whip, so whenever possible, whip the cream by hand with a whisk for more control.
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In science:

This is a sensible criterion: when the buoyancy frequency is small, vertically displaced fluid elements fail to return to their equilibrium positions before being whisked away by the background shear.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
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