Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Word of the day: quirt

The word of the day is quirt:


  1. a riding whip consisting of a short, stout stock and a lash of braided leather.

verb (used with object)

  1. to strike with a quirt.

"He had been the one delegated to take her riding, and they were down on the Lake Fork of the Arkansas at a place where they must ford.  It was a time of high water, the infant Arkansas was swift and curly.  'Come on, Pricey!' Susan called, and quirted her horse into the water."

 - Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

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