whiplike

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj whiplike having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
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Usage

In literature:

Down from the Keeper writhed and flicked a tangle of tentacles; serpentine, whiplike.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
He did not feel the whiplike sting of boughs that struck him across the face.
"Back to God's Country and Other Stories" by James Oliver Curwood
In that case he strikes quick blows with his whiplike tail, the jagged spines of which make very dangerous wounds, apt to produce lockjaw.
"Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873." by Various
C-r-r-r-r-r-ack, and the mitrailleuse spits out a regular hail of death, vicious, whiplike, never-ceasing cracks.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Two whiplike reports shattered the night quiet before Stephen O'Mara moved.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
She expected every moment to hear the sharp whiplike crack of the rifle, but there was no sound.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Then Harlan knew Morgan was using his gun, for its roaring crash mingled with the whiplike crack of a rifle.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
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In poetry:

And the dragon's body
Moved his scaly neck,
At her shoulder snaking
Whiplike forth and back.
"Fairy Tale" by Boris Pasternak