from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of wherry.
  • n. A sudden or quick movement; a whirr.
  • v. To convey swiftly.
  • v. To hurry; to go swiftly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To whir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fly rapidly with noise; whir; hurry.
  • To hurry.


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