- whisk broom,
- whiskey jack,
- whiskey rebellion
Origin of whisker
Examples from the Web for whisker
Not anymore: A Rasmussen poll out last week now shows Pryor ahead by a whisker, and the race is now essentially a tie.
Todd made a $2,000 donation to charity and kept the goatee by a whisker.
Edna put up a hand and softly stroked the cheek above the curled grey whisker, and even a part of the whisker itself.A Dear Little Girl's Summer Holidays|Amy E. Blanchard
The name Menschikoff, for instance, has nothing in it to my ears more human than a whisker, and it may belong to a rat.
When he paused and fingered his whisker she gasped excitedly.The Last Hope|Henry Seton Merriman
"I'd rather ride with Bert and Whisker than in the auto," said Freddie wistfully, as he saw his brother about to drive off.
For a time Snoop and Snap were forgotten, because there was so much fun to be had with Whisker.
"hair of a man's face" (usually plural), c.1600, originally a playful formation, from Middle English wisker "anything that whisks or sweeps" (early 15c.); see whisk (v.). In reference to animal lip hair, recorded from 1670s.
see by a hair (whisker); win by a nose (whisker).