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)
“Stow your whids & plant, and whid no more of that ”
“Here his limbs are wiped dry, and wrapped close anti tight within the fur of the buffalo robes, in whid he takes his nap, with his f'eet to the fire; then oils his limbs and hair with bear's grease, dresses and plumes himself for a visit -- a feast --”
“Here they caught a large number o of the fciennc, or bream kind; from whid captain named this Bream Bay.”
“K*scbakan, the wind blows hard K'schakaneep, the whid blew hard K'schachinke, when or if it blows hard TamseetBch* kschakan, it will perhaps blow haid Apitchanehelleu, it blows a eontniy wind Apitchanehellewak, they have a contrary wind Wundschun, the wind conies from (a particular quarter)”
“The defign of the (irfl Book, to which we rhall conlifie mil attention fc-f the prcfrr-t) u to trace the n (e aJid progrtrs of Iv bour, and iit opcradojiv, ai the foiiTce of wealth; and to rflj ihth clear principles and predfc ideai, concerning the origi and ufe of money, and the ciufei which drcermirei or whid vary, the price of cornmoditiei ind rem of landi.”
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