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whisk

a small brush or broom
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The situation of the average Lithuanian is depressing and mirrors the situation of a fly in the haiku by Herman Van Rompuy, freshly elected president of the European Council: "A fly whisks and hums dipping and diving round the room.
In an aestheticized parody of a European marching band, the performers, some dressed in impeccable band-uniform costumes, dance in line formation, waving horsetail fly whisks while blowing gourdkazoos that mimic trumpets.
The pictures also portray fish, bees, and oar-shaped implements known as fly whisks. The buzzing or humming sound that frequently accompanies the initial stage of a trance apparently spurred visions of bees swarming over honeycombs, judging from depictions of such scenes in some San paintings, Lewis-Williams says.