from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sudden spring or turn; a caper; a whim.
- noun A bundle of white rods to brush away cobwebs and dust; a whisk.
- noun A comb with large teeth.
- To fly about nimbly; skip; caper.
- To fret at the yoke or the collar.
- To flick, as with a whip.
- To render restless; fret.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Scot. A caper; a spring; a whim.
- intransitive verb Obs. Scot. To frisk; to skip; to caper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Scotland A
caper; a spring; a whim.
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Ashton’s change a devilish deal too sudden and too serious for a mere flisk of her own.
"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.