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Word: wisp

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


Sentences Containing 'wisp'

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.
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.

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