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Word: wisp

Definition: small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)


Sentences Containing 'wisp'

Following a will-o'-the-wisp resembling a child, he is led to a hermit dwelling in the wilderness, under whose instruction he lives for a time.
Harrow accepted a Roxxon Oil contract to create synthetic automated soldiers; to this end, he again extorted industrial crimes from Will O'The Wisp.
Harrow continued providing services to villains like Living Laser, but when Will o' the Wisp sought removal of his power, Harrow implanted a surgical device to extort him into theft. When the Wisp rebelled while fighting the intervening Spider-Man, Harrow's device temporarily dissipated him.
He afterwards showed me a wisp of hay, and a fetlock full of oats; but I shook my head, to signify that neither of these were food for me.
He was high-shouldered and bony; dressed in decent black, with a white wisp of a neckcloth; buttoned up to the throat; and had a long, lank, skeleton hand, which particularly attracted my attention, as he stood at the pony's head, rubbing his chin with it, and looking up at us in the chaise.
I may be on the trail in this matter, or I may be following a will-o'-the-wisp, but I shall soon know which it is.
Surreptitiously seeking Spider-Man's help, the Wisp instead encountered the hero's clone Ben Reilly, who removed Harrow's implant when the Wisp assumed intangible form, but not before Harrow forced his catspaw to release Dragon Man from custody.
Throughout the different scenes, a wisp of smoke meanders around the characters as their stories play out, and the ghostly face of Chester Bennington flashes various times.
When Harrow remotely guided the powerful android to him, Reilly and the Wisp followed and destroyed Harrow's base.

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