Little Jimmy was staring at a dog in the park whilst the dog was licking himself in inappropriate parts and said to his dad, "I wish I could do that."
Jimmy"s dad looked down at Jimmy and said, "Maybe if you ask the dog nicely, he might let you!!"
—v. - (foll. By away, off) a brush with a sweeping movement. B take suddenly.
- whip (cream, eggs, etc.).
- convey or go (esp. Out of sight) lightly or quickly.
- wave or lightly brandish. —n. - whisking action or motion.
- utensil for whisking eggs or cream etc.
- bunch of grass, twigs, bristles, etc., for removing dust or flies. [scandinavian]
drive n. Social occasion with the playing of progressive whist.
- n. Card-game usu. For two pairs of players. [earlier whisk, perhaps from *whisk (with ref. To whisking away the tricks): perhaps associated with whist! (= silence)]
ant n. Termite.
- cell n. Leucocyte.
- corpuscle n. = *white cell.
- elephant n. Useless possession.
- feather n. Symbol of cowardice.
- flag n. Symbol of surrender.
- friar n. Carmelite.
- goods n.pl. Large domestic electrical equipment.
- heat n. - temperature at which metal emits white light.
- state of intense passion or activity. white-hot adj.
- hope n. Person expected to achieve much.
- horses n.pl. White-crested waves at sea.
- lead n. Mixture of lead carbonate and hydrated lead oxide used as pigment.
- lie n. Harmless or trivial untruth.
- light n. Apparently colourless light, e.g. Ordinary daylight.
- magic n. Magic used for beneficent purposes.
- meat n. Poultry, veal, rabbit, and pork.
- noise n. Noise containing many frequencies with equal intensities.
- paper n. Government report giving information.
- pepper n. Pepper made by grinding a ripe or husked berry.
- russian n. = *byelorussian.
- sauce n. Sauce of flour, melted butter, and milk or cream.
- slave n. Woman tricked or forced into prostitution.
- spirit n. Light petroleum as a solvent.
- sugar n. Purified sugar.
- tie n. Man's white bow-tie as part of full evening dress.
- wedding n. Wedding at which the bride wears a formal white wedding dress.
- whale n. Northern cetacean, white when adult.
- —adj. - resembling a surface reflecting sunlight without absorbing any of the visible rays; of the colour of milk or snow.
- nearly this colour; pale, esp. In the face.
- (white) a of the human group having light-coloured skin. B of or relating to white people.
- albino (white mouse).
- (of hair) having lost its colour, esp. In old age.
- (of coffee) with milk or cream. —n. - white colour or pigment.
- a white clothes or material. B (in pl.) White garments as worn in cricket, tennis, etc.
- a (in a game or sport) white piece, ball, etc. B player using these.
- = *egg-white.
- whitish part of the eyeball round the iris.
- (white) member of a light-skinned race. bleed white drain of wealth etc. whiteness n. Whitish adj. [old english]
number n. Number without fractions; integer.
- —adj. - uninjured, unbroken, intact, or undiminished.
- not less than; all there is of.
- (of blood or milk etc.) With no part removed. —n. - thing complete in itself.
- all there is of a thing.
- (foll. By of) all members etc. Of (the whole of london knows it). as a whole as a unity; not as separate parts. On the whole taking everything relevant into account. Whole lot see *lot. wholeness n. [old english]
—n. - loud cry of or as of excitement etc.
- long rasping indrawn breath in whooping cough. —v. Utter a whoop. whoop it up colloq. - engage in revelry.
- us make a stir. [imitative]
n. - prostitute.
- derog. Promiscuous woman. [old english]
n. - ring of leaves etc. Round a stem.
- one turn of a spiral. [apparently var. Of *whirl]
—interrog. Pron. Of or belonging to which person (whose is this book?). —interrog. Adj. Of whom or which (whose book is this?) —rel. Pron. Of whom; of which (the man, whose name was tim; the house whose roof was damaged).
v. Make or become wider.
—n. - woman who has lost her husband by death and not married again.
- woman whose husband is often away on a specified activity (golf widow). —v. - make into a widow or widower.
- (as widowed adj.) Bereft by the death of a spouse. widowhood n. [old english]