Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of whicker.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I made a sort of whickering sound, spitting out a chunk of the denim from his jeans.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • While the kids, behind the whickering shrub, ran for the secret passage.

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • The horses milled about, tossing their heads and whickering nervously.

    The Devil Wears Plaid

  • She was just dozing off when the sound of a horse whickering made her look up.

    One Night in Scotland

  • Perhaps if she had not taken the time to accustom the stallion to the scent, he would have been correct-but now whenever she brought a new shirt, Sunset drank in the scent, then looked to the direction of the house or the door of the stable expectantly, whickering as if he thought that Jason himself was about to appear.

    red dust

  • I could hear the grass whickering harshly along its plated sides.

    Duma Key

  • When one at a time they bend again to feed, I can hear the crisp moist crunch of the surviving grass between their teeth, imagine the slow lick of a tongue over whickering lips.

    What Light There Is

  • Raccoons had been at the garbage can in back, but had left, whickering and scuffling, hours ago, discouraged by lengths of chain.

    Excerpt: Darwin's Children by Greg Bear

  • I followed him down the hall, wiping my hands on my apron and mentally revising the supper menu to accommodate what sounded like at least a dozen guests, from the whickering and murmuring I heard in the dooryard.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Back and forth it surged, from door to dais, blades whickering and striking into flesh, blood spurting, feet stamping the crimson floor where redder pools were forming.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

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  • See whicker where the definitions are a little more forthcoming.

    February 15, 2013

  • "Adam laughed: a strange sound like the whickering snicker of a teazle in anger". Stella Gibbons Cold Comfort farm (and I still don't know what whickering means).

    February 15, 2013