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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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