from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A whisk, as of hair, used for brushing away flies.

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  • n. A whisk used to brush away flies.


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  • And my sense of self-preservation was quietly terrified at the thought of submitting myself to the mercies of someone who handled a fifteen-pound claymore as though it were a flywhisk.

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  • Chakaumba told supporters the "Lion" - who ruled Malawi ruthlessly for 30 years until 1994 - would stand togreet them by waving his traditional flywhisk.

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  • YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast - Flanked by a maiden with a flywhisk and

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  • The sound of hurrying footsteps came behind me, there was a sharp order from Louise, a submissive "Oui, Madame," and the sudden thwap! of a flywhisk as the maid set about removing the flies, one by one.

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  • He told Banda: "I only ask you to wave your flywhisk to the people.

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