Definitions

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  • n. A caper; a spring; a whim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A caper; a spring; a whim.
  • intransitive v. To frisk; to skip; to caper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fly about nimbly; skip; caper.
  • To fret at the yoke or the collar.
  • To flick, as with a whip.
  • To render restless; fret.
  • n. A sudden spring or turn; a caper; a whim.
  • n. A bundle of white rods to brush away cobwebs and dust; a whisk.
  • n. A comb with large teeth.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ashton’s change a devilish deal too sudden and too serious for a mere flisk of her own.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • "I'll tell you what it is," returned his patron, "I never knew much of that sort of fine ladies, and I believe they may be as capricious as the devil; but there is something in Miss Ashton's change a devilish deal too sudden and too serious for a mere flisk of her own.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

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