In Hindu art the fly-whisk or fan is one of the attributes of the god Shiva, especially in Indonesia. But Shiva is not the only figure to hold this attribute. It occurs frequently as an attribute of other Hindu and Buddhist deities. Heavenly servants often have a fan or fly-whisk to cool their master and to keep away insects.

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  • fly whisk — noun : a device that consists of a bundle of flexible fibers (as horsehairs) mounted in a handle, that is used primarily to brush away flies (as from a person or a horse), and that has often served as a symbol of high position or authority * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly whisk — noun Date: 1841 a whisk for brushing away flies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • fly — [v1] take to the air, usually employing wings aviate, barnstorm*, bend the throttle*, buzz*, circle, circumnavigate, climb, control, cross, dart, dash, dive, drift, flat hat*, fleet, flit, float, flutter, glide, hop, hover, hurry, jet, jet out,… …   New thesaurus

  • whisk — [v] brush quickly; hasten barrel, bullet, dart, dash, flick, flit, flutter, fly, hurry, race, rush, shoot, speed, sweep, tear, whip, whiz, wipe, zip; concept 152 …   New thesaurus

  • fly — I v 1. take wing, wing one s way, take off, take to the air, become airborne; soar, sail, zoom, cruise, coast, sweep, skim, Inf. kite; glide, plane, volplane, sailplane; dart, flit, flirt, hop, volitate. 2. float, hover, drift, hang, poise, float …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. soar, wing, aviate; float, wave; speed, bolt, dart; flee, decamp, disperse, scatter. See aviation, velocity, escape. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An insect] Syn. housefly, bluebottle, bug, winged insect,… …   English dictionary for students

  • whisk — verb 1) the cable car will whisk you to the top Syn: speed, hurry, rush, sweep, hurtle, shoot 2) she whisked the cloth away Syn: pull, snatch, pluck, tug, jerk; informal whip …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • whisk by — verb move by very quickly (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑zip by, ↑fly by • Hypernyms: ↑travel by, ↑pass by, ↑surpass, ↑go past, ↑go by, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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