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 for Whip grafting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grafting \Graft"ing\ n. 1. (Hort.) The act, art, or process of
     inserting grafts.
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     2. (Naut.) The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring,
        rope end, etc.
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     3. (Surg.) The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to
        a denuded surface; autoplasty.
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     4. (Carp.) A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to
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     Cleft grafting (Hort.) a method of grafting in which the
        scion is placed in a cleft or slit in the stock or stump
        made by sawing off a branch, usually in such a manaer that
        its bark evenly joins that of the stock.
     Crown grafting or Rind grafting, (Hort.) a method of
        grafting which the alburnum and inner bark are separated,
        and between them is inserted the lower end of the scion
        cut slantwise.
     Saddle grafting, a mode of grafting in which a deep cleft
        is made in the end of the scion by two sloping cuts, and
        the end of the stock is made wedge-shaped to fit the cleft
        in the scion, which is placed upon it saddlewise.
     Side grafting, a mode of grafting in which the scion, cut
        quite across very obliquely, so as to give it the form of
        a slender wedge, is thrust down inside of the bark of the
        stock or stem into which it is inserted, the cut side of
        the scion being next the wood of the stock.
     Skin grafting. (Surg.) See Autoplasty.
     Splice grafting (Hort.), a method of grafting by cutting
        the ends of the scion and stock completely across and
        obliquely, in such a manner that the sections are of the
        same shape, then lapping the ends so that the one cut
        surface exactly fits the other, and securing them by tying
        or otherwise.
     Whip grafting, tongue grafting, the same as splice
        grafting, except that a cleft or slit is made in the end
        of both scion and stock, in the direction of the grain and
        in the middle of the sloping surface, forming a kind of
        tongue, so that when put together, the tongue of each is
        inserted in the slit of the other.
     Grafting scissors, a surgeon's scissors, used in
        rhinoplastic operations, etc.
     Grafting tool.
        (a) Any tool used in grafting.
        (b) A very strong curved spade used in digging canals.
     Grafting wax, a composition of rosin, beeswax tallow, etc.,
        used in binding up the wounds of newly grafted trees.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whip \Whip\, n. [OE. whippe. See Whip, v. t.]
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     1. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for
        correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a
        handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a
        flexible rod. "[A] whip's lash." --Chaucer.
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              In his right hand he holds a whip, with which he is
              supposed to drive the horses of the sun. --Addison.
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     2. A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.
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     3. (Mach.)
        (a) One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the
            sails are spread.
        (b) The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.
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     4. (Naut.)
        (a) A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light
        (b) The long pennant. See Pennant
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     5. A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.
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     6. (Eng. Politics)
        (a) A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to
            enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of
            the members of a Parliament party at any important
            session, especially when their votes are needed.
        (b) A call made upon members of a Parliament party to be
            in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to
            be taken.
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     7. A whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a
        tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the
        quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility;
        suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.
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     8. (Mech.) Any of various pieces that operate with a quick
        vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical
        devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano
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     Whip and spur, with the utmost haste.
     Whip crane, or Whip purchase, a simple form of crane
        having a small drum from which the load is suspended,
        turned by pulling on a rope wound around larger drum on
        the same axle.
     Whip gin. See Gin block, under 5th Gin.
     Whip grafting. See under Grafting.
     Whip hand, the hand with which the whip is used; hence,
        advantage; mastery; as, to have or get the whip hand of a
        person. --Dryden.
     Whip ray (Zool.), the European eagle ray. See under Ray.
     Whip roll (Weaving), a roll or bar, behind the reeds in a
        loom, on which the warp threads rest.
     Whip scorpion (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        arachnids belonging to Thelyphonus and allied genera.
        They somewhat resemble true scorpions, but have a long,
        slender bristle, or lashlike organ, at the end of the
        body, instead of a sting.
     Whip snake (Zool.), any one of various species of slender
        snakes. Specifically:
        (a) A bright green South American tree snake ({Philodryas
            viridissimus) having a long and slender body. It is
            not venomous. Called also emerald whip snake.
        (b) The coachwhip snake.
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