Wisp
Wisp Wisp, n. [OE. wisp, wips; probably akin to D. & G. wisch, Icel. visk, and perhaps to L. virga a twig, rod. Cf. {Verge} a rod, {Whisk}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance. [1913 Webster]

In a small basket, on a wisp of hay. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A whisk, or small broom. [1913 Webster]

3. A Will-o'-the-wisp; an ignis fatuus. [1913 Webster]

The wisp that flickers where no foot can tread. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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