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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHISK

Work them well with a whisk or wooden spoon, adding the oil drop by drop.

Add the eggs and sauce, and mill with a whisk until the eggs are thick.

Add to them the sugar, and beat with a whisk for about twenty minutes until they rise.

Then whisk your cream up very well, take off the froth with a spoon, and fill the glasses carefully, as full as they will hold.

Whisk the whites of four eggs to a froth, mix it with the almonds, and a pound of sifted sugar, till reduced to a paste.

The vapour arising from the wet cloth will raise the pile of the velvet, with the assistance of a whisk gently passed over it.

There goes my whisk—no, they don't either, it's only the veil.

Near the warehouse a gust of wind took me unawares, and, whisk!

How does she write on the pads on the table, and how does she whisk them away?

I should have said 'Curving with a whisk' instead of merely 'Curving.'

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "quick stroke, sweeping movement," probably from Old Norse visk "wisp," from Proto-Germanic *wisk- "move quickly" (cf. Middle Dutch wisch, Dutch wis, Old High German wisc, German wisch "wisp, brush"), from PIE root *weis- "to turn, twist" (cf. Sanskrit veskah "noose," Czech vechet "a wisp of straw"). Meaning "implement for beating eggs, etc." first recorded 1570s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WHISK

brush

verbclean, prepare by whisking

brushed

verbclean, prepare by whisking
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.