With a sudden dash he had grabbed a gun from one of the guards and had covered the whipper before he could be stopped.
When whipper resumed his place at his desk, the introduction of bills began.
I can't sell the rifles at $4.60, Mr. whipper, unless I know some one else has quoted that price; if they have, I'll meet it.
Smalls and whipper had been delegates in the 1868 convention.
To use the language of the talented Mr. whipper, "they cannot be raised in this country, without being stoop shouldered."
It is the whipper who is whipped and the tyrant who is undone.
This they refused to do and forbade the whipper, who was in the employ of the city, to obey the order.
Just then the book-keeper, Tom, handed a memo to whipper and he turned to me.
The thongs about his wrists were tied to the straps of the cross-piece and the whipper took his position.
"That's whipper," he explained with a smile, when the gentleman was out of earshot.
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.