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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A short sword.

Usage examples (17)
  • In The Bride of Lammermoor (Chapter VI) Bucklaw vows, "I will chop them off with my whinger," and one feels quite let down when he learns that a whinger is but a...
  • I like him not, with his laced band and feather, his book and lute: harquebuss and whinyard are the tools for these days.
  • "By my troth, young sir," he said, "you are as long in the face as the devil at a christening, and I cannot marvel at it, for I have sailed these waters since I was as high as...
  • Here he was interrupted by his asthma, but, nevertheless, continued to interpose his person between Colepepper (who had unsheathed his whinyard, and was making vain... for more
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