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whisker

1. any of the stiff sensory hairs growing on the face of a cat, rat, or other mammal
2. any light spar used for extending the clews of a sail, esp in light airs
3. Chem a very fine filamentary crystal having greater strength than the bulk material since it is a single crystal. Such crystals often show unusual electrical properties

whisker

[′wis·kər]
(crystallography)
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These animals include: horseshoe bat, barking deer, Gilgit tube-nose bat, dark whiskered bat, common bent-wing bat and yellow-throated martin.
The counterpart to Julie's predicament is the amusing bourgeois respectability of her friend Carrie and her pompous but successful husband Enoch Snow (a sparky Zoe Clarkson and a muttonchop whiskered Richard Armstrong); while common sense and communal compassion are provided by Nettie Fowler (Becky Sutcliffe, who sings very strongly).
Your perambulating pensioner has never had the gift for sport, but he loves the poetry of cricket - photos of whiskered Victorians hanging immortally on pavilion walls, timber floors, wet ham, shelled eggs and salad teas with those tomatoes sliced with surgical precision, the smell of linseed, sweat and beer.
When it comes to the hairy business of competitive beard growing, Whiskered Wonderland has become a destination.
The whiskered hero even meowed to get the attention of a passerby.
The cat's whiskered mask has a quizzical expression, while the dog has a foxy face and pointy ears.
I shall sing the whiskered tern's lament I stole for occidental
Like last time round, President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland), a whiskered grandpa of the smiling stiletto variety, is the puppet master pulling the strings to keep the populace subjugated and ordering his underlings – who look like cast–offs from the Star Wars stormtroopers – to carry out floggings and executions to keep any rebellious souls in check.
Rat fans can enter their whiskered pets in categories such as best in breed, most agile and most curious at an event in Bathgate, West Lothian.
Due to their owners' insufficient experience, the cat population exploded and at one point outnumbered the residents of the town, attracting the attention of a Taipei photographer, Peggy Chien, who began photographing the whiskered subjects and posting them on her blog in 2009.
He was rapacious, his whiskered jaw lean and hungry.
The entries range from the Chillingham cattle, the American mink and the whiskered bat to the yellow-necked mouse, the bottlenose dolphin and the alpine newt.