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whid

[ hwid, hwuhd, wid, wuhd ]
/ ʰwɪd, ʰwʌd, wɪd, wʌd /
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verb (used without object), whid·ded, whid·ding.
to move quickly and quietly.
noun
a quick, noiseless movement.
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Origin of whid

1580–90; apparently akin to Old English hwitha a breeze (cognate with Old Norse hvitha gust)
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