Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A centrifugal machine used for drying sugar, grain, clothes, etc.
“The instrument designated above as the whizzer is a thin, flat, pointed piece of wood, painted black and sparkling with the specular iron ore which is sprinkled on the surface; three small pieces of turquoise are inlaid in the wood to represent eyes and mouth.”
The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1883-84, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1887, pages 379-468
“Yesterday Wally and I loaded up our Renault with the motor mower whizzer, spades, forks, rakes, brooms, and drove to five Rose Hill Road.”
“Why she was not told she was being foolish and threatened with a fixed whizzer for Wasting Police Time is quite beyond me, but the ensuing row has at least ensured that it will not be repeated; suffice it to say that there were very good reasons why I preferred sleeping rough to returning home.”
“I'm sure there's a word in German -- they are a whizzer with those kicky compound nouns -- but none in English for that precise combination.”
“Pour about a cupful of poppyseeds with 2-3 tbsp of icing sugar into a whizzer/grinder and whizz until you see the colour change to a nice poppyseed grey.”
“Ain't this been a gee-whizzer of a storm?" queried the oil man, holding the two Aleuts at arm's length.”
“I've seen considerable fools in my life, but when a man gits to where he thinks he kin put over a whizzer on God A'mighty an 'git away with it -- it's pretty close to cashin' in time fer him.”
“Snake youths, the priests, and in the rear a costumed warrior with bow and whizzer.”
“Again the standard bearer, with his whizzer or thunder-maker, leads, followed by the asperger, and we hear the sound of thunder, as the whizzer (sometimes called the bull-roarer) is whirled rapidly over the priest's head.”
“Led by their chief, bearing the insignia of the Antelope fraternity and the whizzer, followed by the asperger, with his medicine bowl and aspergill and wearing a chaplet of green cottonwood leaves on his long, glossy, black hair, they circle the plaza four times, each time stamping heavily on the sipapu board with the right foot, as a signal to the spirits of the underworld that they are about to begin the ceremony.”
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