Whimseys
Whimsey Whim"sey, Whimsy Whimsy, n.; pl. {Whimseys}or {Whimsies}. [See {Whim}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. ``The whimsies of poets and painters.'' --Ray. [1913 Webster]

Men's folly, whimsies, and inconstancy. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Mistaking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) A whim. [1913 Webster]


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  • Whimsey — Whim sey, Whimsy Whimsy, n.; pl. {Whimseys}or {Whimsies}. [See {Whim}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. The whimsies of poets and painters. Ray. [1913 Webster] Men s folly, whimsies, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whimsies — Whimsey Whim sey, Whimsy Whimsy, n.; pl. {Whimseys}or {Whimsies}. [See {Whim}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. The whimsies of poets and painters. Ray. [1913 Webster] Men s folly, whimsies, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whimsy — Whimsey Whim sey, Whimsy Whimsy, n.; pl. {Whimseys}or {Whimsies}. [See {Whim}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A whim; a freak; a capricious notion, a fanciful or odd conceit. The whimsies of poets and painters. Ray. [1913 Webster] Men s folly, whimsies, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wade Ceramics — Ltd. are a manufacturers of porcelain and earthenware. In the 1950s, the Wade potteries created Whimsies, small solid porcelain animal figures first developed by Sir George Wade, which became popular and collectable in Britain and America.cite… …   Wikipedia

  • whimsy — or whimsey n. pl. whimseys [hwim′zē, wim′zē] n. whimsies [prob. < WHIM WHAM] 1. an odd fancy; idle notion; whim 2. curious, quaint, or fanciful humor [poems full of whimsy] 3. something odd or whimsical, as an art o …   English World dictionary

  • Whimsey — Whim sey, v. t. To fill with whimseys, or whims; to make fantastic; to craze. [R.] [1913 Webster] To have a man s brain whimsied with his wealth. J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whimsy — also whimsey noun (plural whimsies; also whimseys) Etymology: irregular from whim wham Date: 1605 1. whim, caprice 2. the quality or state of being whimsical or fanciful < the designer s new line showed a touch of whimsy > 3. a fanciful o …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • whimsey — /hwim zee, wim /, n., pl. whimseys. whimsy. * * * …   Universalium

  • whimsey glass — ▪ glass also called  Frigger,         glass with no utilitarian purpose, executed to satisfy the whim of the glassmaker. Such offhand exercises in skill are almost as old as glassmaking itself. Some of the earliest pieces blown for fun are boots… …   Universalium

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