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wi sker

  • n  a very small distance or space
    they lost the election by a whisker
  • n  a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
  • v  furnish with whiskers
    a whiskered jersey

  • Symmetrical whisker dots may be a reliable clue -- at least in male lions.
  • Spry and combative as ever, the 71-year-old media mogul on Monday rolled to a clear-cut election victory just two years after Romano Prodi had ousted him from the job by a whisker's .
  • The big break came recently with the discovery that small silicon diodes, working much like the cat's-whisker crystals of early radio sets, can pick microwave energy out of the air .
News & Articles

  • FactSet Research Q3 Adj. Profit Meets View, But Revenues Miss
    Financial data provider FactSet Research Systems, Inc. reported Tuesday a profit for the third quarter that increased from last year, reflecting a revenue increase amid net client growth. Adjusted earnings per share matched analysts' expectations, while quarterly revenues missed their estimates by a whisker. The company also provided guidance for the fourth quarter, in line with Street view.
    June 18, 2013 - RTT News
  • Israel debates branding settler price tag attacks 'terrorism'
    Frustrated at their inability to stem a spike in violence against West Bank Palestinians by Jewish settlers with so-called "price tag" attacks, over the weekend Israeli law enforcement authorities came within a whisker of getting permission to treat the attackers like terrorists.
    June 17, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in guardian.co.uk
    The world came within a whisker of catastrophe. We can't run the risk of it happening again,Sarkozy, a conservative, said in an address in the southern Mediterranean port city of Toulon.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo in Times Online
    I came within a whisker of doing it,Ronaldo said. "Wenger is someone I respect a lot. He is very intelligent."
  • Yoweri Museveni in Independent Online
    We Africans are at the mercy of the developed world who have super weapons that could eliminate us from the face of the world in a whisker of time, but instead of working hard to reduce the technological gap, we are just sitting back,Yoweri...

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