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- n. A quick motion; a rapid, quiet movement, usually by small game.
- v. To move nimbly and with little noise, usually of small game.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A quick motion; a rapid, noiseless movement.
- To whisk; scud; move nimbly, as a hare or other small animal.
- To fib; lie.
- n. A word.
- n. A lie; a fib.
- n. A dispute; a quarrel
- To lie; fib.
From Middle English *whid, from Old English hwiþa, hwiþu ("air, breeze") or from Old Norse hviða ("gust of wind"), both from Proto-Germanic *hwiþō (“rush of wind”), from Proto-Germanic *hwi- (“to rush”), from Proto-Indo-European *kwei- (“to hiss, whistle, whisper”). Cognate with Scots quhid ("a squall, blast of wind"). (Wiktionary)