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whiskers'hwɪskə(r) /'wɪ-Advanced English Dictionary
+a very small distance or space
+a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
+furnish with whiskers
1 [C] any of the long stiff hairs that grow near the mouth of a cat, rat, etc.
2 (whiskers) [pl.] (old-fashioned or humorous) the hair growing on a man's face, especially on his cheeks and chin
Idioms: be, come, etc. within a whisker of sth / doing sth (BrE) to almost do sth: They came within a whisker of being killed.
by a whisker by a very small amount
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