Whid vs Whin - What's the difference?

whid | whin |


As nouns the difference between whid and whin

is that whid is a quick motion; a rapid, quiet movement, usually by small game while whin is gorse; furze.

As a verb whid

is to move nimbly and with little noise, usually of small game.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

whid

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A quick motion; a rapid, quiet movement, usually by small game.
  • Verb

  • To move nimbly and with little noise, usually of small game.
  • Synonyms

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    whin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Gorse; furze.
  • * 1790 , '', 1828, Thomas Park (editor), ''Works of the British Poets , Volume XX: The Poems of Robert Burns, page 65,
  • By this time he was cross the ford, / Whare in the snaw the chapman smoor'd; / And past the birks and meikle stane, / Whare drunken Charlie brak's neck-bane; / And through the whins , and by the cairn, / Whare hunters fand the murder'd bairn; / And near the thorn, aboon the well, / Whare Mungo's mither hang'd hersel.
  • * 1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), , 1995, Canongate Books, page 38,
  • And sometimes they clambered down […] and saw the whin bushes climb black the white hills beside them and far and away the blink of lights across the moors where folk lay happed and warm.
  • The plant woad-waxen.
  • (Gray)
  • Whinstone.
  • Derived terms

    * moor whin * petty whin * whin bruiser * whin sparrow * whin thrush (Webster 1913)