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  • n. Plural form of whiplash.


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  • But then he whiplashes his listeners, turning the sentence into a plaintive cry of despair with the payoff word "please!"

    Heeere's... Johnny's Writer!

  • Outperforming the index is what you should watch out for as you console yourself with market whiplashes.

    Mix Market Timing With Buy-And-Hold For Better Returns

  • Housing sector has taken a few whiplashes, especially the luxury segment.

    how we scraped through

  • A first glimpse of Joe's trailers for this year's edition of the festival: Rehearsal for a film scene, a showdown between jealous lovers: a cellphone goes off, an actor whiplashes out of character.

    GreenCine Daily: Video interview. Joe Swanberg.

  • The worst service provider that harasses YOU time and again giving your cybernetic soul whiplashes giving YOU immense pain pain multiplied like links in a chain

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  • From this ledger he drew forth a couple of whiplashes, three or four buckles, a little sample – bag of corn, and, finally, a small roll of very dirty bank – notes, from which he selected the required amount, which he handed over to Sam.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • At this point my hair stood up on end and its separate strands tended to crack like whiplashes.

    Boing Boing

  • That's some dye from the dummy's head that whiplashes into these curtains instead of a window.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2007

  • What had been a fairly dark series becomes a pantomime and then whiplashes back with the very final scene to a dizzyingly abrupt piece of seriousness.

    Evil Hand

  • Then from the base of one arose a tangle of shimmering strands, long, slender whiplashes that played about and sank slowly again beneath the crimson surface.

    The Moon Pool

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