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whitsuntide
  • n  Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
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whittier
  • n  United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
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whittle
  • n  English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
  • v  cut small bits or pare shavings from
    whittle a piece of wood
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whitweek
  • n  Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
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whiz
  • n  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • n  a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    he heard the whiz of bullets near his head
  • v  make a soft swishing sound
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whizbang
  • n  a small high-velocity shell; it makes a whizzing sound followed by a bang when it hits
  • n  a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
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whizbang_shell
  • n  a small high-velocity shell; it makes a whizzing sound followed by a bang when it hits
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whizz
  • n  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • v  make a soft swishing sound
  • v  move along very quickly
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whizzbang
  • n  a small high-velocity shell; it makes a whizzing sound followed by a bang when it hits
  • n  a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
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who
  • n  a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services
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whodunit
  • n  a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
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whole-word_method
  • n  teaching reading by training beginners to associate printed words with spoken words
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whole_blood
  • n  blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant
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whole_caboodle
  • n  everything available; usually preceded by `the'
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whole_gale
  • n  wind moving 55-63 knots; 10 on the Beaufort scale
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whole_kit_and_boodle
  • n  everything available; usually preceded by `the'
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