Examples from the Web for whiskers
In fact, traditional Chinese medicine outlines the uses for each component of a tiger, down to its nose leather and whiskers.
With the nation facing a graver crisis than Lincoln was so far willing to admit, his whiskers gave him…gravitas.
I sat beside John Bolton whose Nietzschean whiskers bristled at the turn history had taken.
In vain do his whiskers and moustache attempt to give a touch of fierceness to his face.
Then King returned to his place, elation bristling in his whiskers.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Mr. Cahoon's grin vanished and the expression of his face above the whiskers indicated extreme surprise.Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Men look into a mirror, and see only whiskers they forgot to shave the day before.King--of the Khyber Rifles|Talbot Mundy
Upon which the coroner, after pulling at his whiskers for a moment as if in thought, called out for Mrs. Reed to return.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for whiskers
Word Origin and History for whiskers
"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.
Idioms and Phrases with whiskers
see by a hair (whisker); win by a nose (whisker).