Silently, he moves to grab a kombo (a whisk broom instrument)—then, softly, he taps her shoulders and head.
whisk in the flour and reduce to sauce consistency, skimming occasionally and adding more stock as necessary.
To make the filling, put the corn syrup and light-brown sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
late 14c., "quick stroke, sweeping movement," probably from Old Norse visk "wisp," from Proto-Germanic *wisk- "move quickly" (cf. Middle Dutch wisch, Dutch wis, Old High German wisc, German wisch "wisp, brush"), from PIE root *weis- "to turn, twist" (cf. Sanskrit veskah "noose," Czech vechet "a wisp of straw"). Meaning "implement for beating eggs, etc." first recorded 1570s.
late 15c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish viske, Norwegian, Swedish viska) related to Old English wiscian "to plait," weoxian "to clean" (with a whisk or brush), granwisc "awn" (see whisk (n.)). Related: Whisked; whisking.