Whisking

Definitions

  • pan, whisk and egg
    pan, whisk and egg
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whisking Large; great.
    • Whisking Sweeping along lightly.
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pan, bottle, whisk and egg pan, bottle, whisk and egg

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • whisking Sweeping along lightly; moving nimbly.
    • whisking Great; large.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whisking moving briskly
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. visk, a wisp of hay; Sw. viska, to wipe, Ger. wischen; prob. conn. with wash.

Usage

In literature:

She quite forgot herself, and a long tail hung down and whisked about from behind her kirtle.
"Weird Tales from Northern Seas" by Jonas Lie
Near by lay a whisk broom.
"Amos Kilbright; His Adscititious Experiences" by Frank R. Stockton
Brooms, brushes, and whisks of broom straw.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
In riding I could rarely get more than half through a word before I was whisked out of sight.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Whisk the ingredients thoroughly, and when the cake is cold cover it with the mixture.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Melt an ounce of butter and whisk into it a pint of boiled milk.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
As her black skirt whisked round the corner of the door the boy looked at his companion.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
However, mamma took fright, and whisked me away as if he had been a pestilence.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Oh, let us take a whisk-broom and brush the dust off our Bibles!
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
It is whisked for about half an hour.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
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In poetry:

He whisked into the dusty street
And to the Waller lot,
Where bonnie Annie Evans played
With charming Sissy Knott.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
Upon the carpet then he rolled
And brushed against the wall,
And, horror! whisked his lathery sides
On overcoat and shawl.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
Some say the tulip mortar sent
The missile forth; I do not know;
I scarcely saw which way it went,
Its whisk of flame surprised me so.
"The Assault (Amazilia cerviniventris)" by Maurice Thompson
You whisk wild splendors through the trees,
And send keen fervors down the wind,
You singe the jackets of the bees,
And trail an opal mist behind.
"Spring's Torch-Bearer" by Maurice Thompson
The heavens went black in a thickening mist,
as the morning stars and their light were absorbed,
then the sun with its wing whisked them across
the earth until they split and it burst.
"The Field" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Then, ye looming nets of sleep,
Ye may have me all your own,
For the night is wearing deep
And the ice-winds whisk and moan;
Come with all your drowsy stress,
Dreams and silent frostiness.
"Before Sleep" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

For guests staying three nights or more, the hotel will send a driver to whisk them through immigration, collect their bags and then drive them to the resort.
Beat the eggs, then whisk in the cream, milk and crème fraiche.
Whisk together all ingredients and marinate selected cut of beef 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
Whisk together all ingredients and marinate fish for 15 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and salt.
Sift or whisk all dry ingredients.
Stir in salt and bourbon and whisk again.
In a large bowl, whisk together the yolks, sugar and salt .
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and Tobasco sauce.
A new passenger rail service is on track to begin in 2015, whisking travelers from Miami to Orlando, while offering hourly trains, gourmet meals and Wi-Fi.
Hop onto the California High-Speed Rail Authority's website and you'll see that the route whisks passengers between Los Angeles and Bakersfield with a between in the Antelope Valley.
Add the heated milk in a stream, whisking gently.
The miniseries on History whisks through the evolution of human civilization — a lot to cover in 12 hours.
After a test phase, Amtrak is whisking rail passengers at a new top speed of 110 mph over a short section of its route between Chicago and St Louis.
(or divide into 2 smaller mugs and share) Whisk well with a fork until smooth.
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In science:

Departures from this random mixing may be interpreted as a bypass where fluid is whisked away from the mixing zone, or dead zones where fluid is trapped for long times.
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
We just should proceed carefully, the QGP-duck may be a shy creature, easy to whisk away.
Strange Quark Matter Theory
This is a sensible criterion: when the buoyancy frequency is small, vertically displaced fluid elements fail to return to their equilibrium positions before being whisked away by the background shear.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
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