Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A whiskered or bearded person.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Captain Hicks would have allowed any mortal man, any German student, any French tourist, any Prussian whiskerando, to do a harm to Miss Fanny!

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • One whiskerando says that he hears Summit is all upset on account of

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • One whiskerando says that he hears Summit is all upset on account of Elder

    Whirligigs

  • Why man, should you wed Barbara Standish and raise a hand upon her as I've seen you do upon your daughters, woman-grown, I'd not answer but she'd have your life's blood for it; and if you bade her stint the measure of the corn she sold to your neighbors, she'd quit your roof and you, before you could say whiskerando!

    Standish of Standish A story of the Pilgrims

  • He was wakened by a savage whiskerando of the other watch, who, seizing him by his waistband, dragged him most indecorously out, furiously denouncing him for a skulker.

    Israel Potter

  • How plainly, thought he, did that old whiskerando yonder betray a consciousness of ill desert.

    The Piazza Tales

  • Lord Talboys 'return thither to place herself under his lordship's protection; as if the enormous Bowman was not protector sufficient for her ladyship; and as if Captain Hicks would have allowed any mortal man, any German student, any French tourist, any Prussian whiskerando, to do

    The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh

  • Thus shut in, its hatchways looked like the entrance to deep vaults or mines; especially as her men were wheeling out of her hold some kind of ore, which might have been gold ore, so scrupulous were they in evening the bushel measures, in which they transferred it to the quay; and so particular was the captain, a dark-skinned whiskerando, in a Maltese cap and tassel, in standing over the sailors, with his pencil and memorandum-book in hand.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

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  • I'll buy the Sheridan theory!

    February 11, 2014

  • Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

    In youth he seemed a nestling with banjo,
    Seeger chirping an eager glissando,
    In age a gray owl,
    His voice grown a growl,
    A kindly but righteous whiskerando.

    February 11, 2014

  • see also whiskeranto.

    June 25, 2011

  • "There was a lane branching to the left before you reached Jacques' house, leafy, no more than a carttrack at first, then a switchback, and somewhere along that lane to the right, not five minutes' walk, waited a little cool nameless cantina with horses probably tethered outside, and a huge white tomcat sleeping below the counter of whom a whiskerando would say: "He ah work all night mistair and sleep all day!" And this cantina would be open."

    - Lowry, Under the Volcano

    June 25, 2011

  • a whiskered person.

    February 5, 2008