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1. (in a legislative body)
a. a member of a party chosen to organize and discipline the members of his faction, esp in voting and to assist in the arrangement of the business
b. a call issued to members of a party, insisting with varying degrees of urgency upon their presence or loyal voting behaviour
c. (in the British Parliament) a schedule of business sent to members of a party each week. Each item on it is underlined to indicate its importance: one line means that no division is expected, two lines means that the item is fairly important, and three lines means that the item is very important and every member must attend and vote according to the party line
2. an apparatus for hoisting, consisting of a rope, pulley, and snatch block
3. a windmill vane
4. transient elastic movement of a structure or part when subjected to sudden release of load or dynamic excitation
5. a percussion instrument consisting of two strips of wood, joined forming the shape of a V, and clapped loudly together
6. a ride in a funfair involving bumper cars that move with sudden jerks
7. a wrestling throw in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's arm and spins him to the floor

What does it mean when you dream about a whip?

A whip is a symbol of authority and punishment. How it is experienced in the dream determines whether the dreamer is imposing the punishment or receiving it. In either scenario, whips have acquired connotations of abuse, so the punishment represented is often abusive and an occasion for guilt and shame.

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Corralling three more members into their current settled five-piece line up, The Method celebrate the release of their debut single Whip Around with a launch party tonight at the Cafe A Go Go club night at The Promised Land, Cardiff, with guest DJ, Acid Jazz Records chief Eddie Piller.
These involved commencement form, opening and closing hands, single whip, waving hands in the cloud, brush knee and twist step, playing the lute, stepping forward to deflect downward, parrying and punching, pushing the mountain and closing form.
As I was going down the roll-in, I was thinking whether to do the single whip or double whip," Napolitan said.

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