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Whiffle \Whif"fle\, v. t. [1913 Webster]
To disperse with, or as with, a whiff, or puff; to scatter. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]
To wave or shake quickly; to cause to whiffle. [1913 Webster]
Whiffle \Whif"fle\, n. A fife or small flute. [Obs.] --Douce. [1913 Webster]
Whiffle \Whif"fle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whiffled; p. pr. & vb. n. Whiffling.] [Freq. of whiff to puff, perhaps influenced by D. weifelen to waver.] [1913 Webster]
To waver, or shake, as if moved by gusts of wind; to shift, turn, or veer about. --D?mpier. [1913 Webster]
To change from one opinion or course to another; to use evasions; to prevaricate; to be fickle. [1913 Webster] A person of whiffing and unsteady turn of mind can not keep close to a point of controversy. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]
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