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 Whip (A),Whip-dog Day. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
He whipped round the corner—ran round it quickly. (Dutch, wippen; Welsh, chwipwio, to whip; chwip, a flick or flirt.)   1
   He whipped it up in a minute. The allusion is to the hoisting machine called a whip. A single whip is a rope passing over one pulley; a double whip is a rope passed over two single pulleys attached to a yard-arm.   2

 Whip (A),Whip-dog Day. 


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