Origin of whisker
Examples from the Web for whiskers
Contemporary Examples of whiskers
In fact, traditional Chinese medicine outlines the uses for each component of a tiger, down to its nose leather and whiskers.China Is Brewing Wine From Tiger Bones
July 22, 2014
With the nation facing a graver crisis than Lincoln was so far willing to admit, his whiskers gave him…gravitas.Why Barack Should Grow a Beard
December 4, 2008
I sat beside John Bolton whose Nietzschean whiskers bristled at the turn history had taken.The Capital Goes Nuts
November 6, 2008
Historical Examples of whiskers
"He'd better improve his whiskers first thing he does," suggested Percival.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
With only whiskers nobody could take Monsieur for anything but an Englishman.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
"That'll be mostly hidden by his whiskers, when they grow," observed her guardian.
Look here, Mr. Sperry, how much is this bill with the whiskers?The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
You can't see his face for his whiskers, and can't see his whiskers for the dye upon 'em.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
"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).