Tuesday, December 11, 2007

winter whimsy

whimsy, hwym' ze, wim' - ze,
1. an odd or fanciful idea; a whim
2. a quaint or fanciful quality
[probably from whim-wham, fanciful object]
3. a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art

whim, hwim, n. [probably akin to Icel. hvima, to wander with the eyes; Sw. hvimsa, to be unsteady; Dan. vimse, to skip about. Comp. also W. chwim, motion.]
A sudden turn of the mind; a freak; a capricious notion; a kind of large capstan worked by horse power or steam for raising ore, water, etc., from the bottom of a mine.--whimsical, hwim'zi kal, a. full of whims; freakish; capricious; odd in appearance; fantastic

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