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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
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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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Top with chopped fresh mango, graham crackers and whipped cream as desired.
Everybody finds fault with bull fighting in Spain, rightly so, while daily horses are whipped at home.
"This new can of Cool Whip makes it even more fun and convenient to quickly top everything from fresh fruit, to Jell-O brand gelatin and pudding snacks, to ice cream sundaes and hot beverages, with the great taste of Cool Whip Whipped Topping that people have enjoyed for the last 40 years," says Heather O'Keefe, brand manager, Cool Whip.
There's nothing like a little whipped topping to lure non-fruit-lovers to a bowl of fresh berries.
Cream whippers provide home chefs with the opportunity to enjoy the best whipped cream at home.
The recipe above is a great starting point and when topped with whipped creme chantilly, it gives the effect of a cappuccino.
Jockey Club rules on use of whipsA horse can be whipped only on its rump, behind the saddle.
Richard Moore's appearance in Nashville came three weeks after he had been taken by force from his home and whipped by a gang of masked men.
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It's the fat emulsified in cream that allows it to whip and stay whipped. As you beat, tiny fat globules suspended in liquid stretch around air bubbles whipped into cream and hold them for several hours.