Their dead eyes looked up at him dully, charred and empty; their bright gauzy wings smoked in ruins of ugly, whiplike ribs.
The next instant another pair of scouts swung into view, when again out snapped that ominous, double, whiplike crack.
They were the nests of the Keeper's tentacles, and out from them the whiplike tendrils uncoiled, shot out and writhed toward us.
Then Harlan 251 knew Morgan was using his gun, for its roaring crash mingled with the whiplike crack of a rifle.
Down from the Keeper writhed and flicked a tangle of tentacles; serpentine, whiplike.
The long, whiplike antenn lay upon the carpet of mold and rust, and the fiercely toothed legs were drawn close against the body.
The whiplike processes with which certain cells, as the ameba, are provided.
mid-13c., wippen "flap violently," from Proto-Germanic *wipp- (cf. Danish vippe "to raise with a swipe," Middle Dutch, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old High German wipf "swing, impetus"), from PIE *wib- "move quickly." The cookery sense is from 1670s. Related: Whipped; whipping. Whipping boy first recorded 1640s; whipping block is from c.1877. Whip-saw is attested from 1530s; whip snake first recorded 1774.
early 14c., from whip (v.). In parliamentary use from 1850 (the verb in this sense is recorded from 1742), from the sense in fox-hunting. The parliamentary whip's duty originally was to ensure the attendance of party members on important occasions.
In the United States Congress or state legislatures, an assistant to the majority leader or minority leader responsible for stirring up party support on issues, keeping track of party members' votes, and acting as a general liaison between the majority leader or minority leader and other party members.
Nervousness; jim-jams, the JITTERS: gives Pavarotti the whim-whams before every performance/ Kittenish dames give us the wim-wams (1940s+)