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whatsis

and whatsit and whatzit and whazzit (ˈʍətsɪs and ˈʍətsɪt and ˈʍətsɪt and ˈʍəzɪt)
n. a name for a person or thing whose real name has been forgotten or is being avoided. Put this little whatzit on the top and another on the bottom.

whatsit

verb
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Whatsit into a creature of majestic beauty with a marble white belly and a magnificently modeled back--she takes all three children up into the heavens to look over the universe.
How it all happened, you Won't comprehend; How you came to kiss boyhood Goodbye; How did it lick-et-ty-spit from Whatwas to whatsit? whilst Grim Reaper grins and Whets his scythe...
Whatsit would get a matched pair if she drew only two socks from the drawer?" To investigate this question, pictures of Mrs.
If someone could only explain to me what this inner whatsit is that certain folks nowadays is goin on about, then I might remember more, just might.
Whether it's seashells, stuffed animals or odd-shaped perfume bottles, they just can't resist the urge to add one more "whatsit" to that assemblage of keepsakes.
0121 643 film A Wrinkle in Time (PG) Meg Murry sets out on a time and space-bending journey through the cosmos to try and rescue her missing father with the help of three powerful beings called Mrs Which, Mrs Who and Mrs Whatsit. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon.
With the help of three powerful beings called Mrs Which, Mrs Who and Mrs Whatsit, Meg tries to overcome the ancient evil force that's holding her father prisoner.
Storm Reid as Meg Murry, Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace Murry and Reese Witherspoon as Mrs Whatsit
Whatsit, one of the enchanting celestial beings who will help Meg and her friends look for her father.
I go to sleep watching the telly, then I wake up at 3am watching Relocation, Relocation with Kirstie Whatsit. I like her.
8DA YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 1 Sailing boat 8 Sag 9 Rut 11 Predict 12 Samba 13 Aid 14 Yes 15 Success 17 Nod 19 Kale 21 Item 23 Quid 25 Limo 27 Dab 29 Willowy 31 Gas 34 Ape 36 Ashes 37 Oarsman 38 Lie 39 End 40 Advertising DOWN: 1 Sari 2 Aged 3 Leisure 4 Notice 5 Basis 6 Army 7 Tube 8 Spawn 10 Taste 16 Ski 18 Dim 20 Add 22 Tow 24 Upwards 25 Legal 26 Almost 28 Blend 30 Issue 32 Asia 33 Shed 34 Amen 35 Pang QUICKIE ACROSS: 7 Bridles 9 Loner 10 Empty 11 Mediate 12 Sit 13 Diamonds 16 Shanghai 17 She 19 Whatsit 21 Eilat 22 Adieu 23 Coastal DOWN: 1 Abreast 2 Dispatch 3 Clay 4 Gladioli 5 Anna 6 Oriel 8 Sympathetic 13 Dinosaur 14 Desolate 15 Fertile 18 Swear 20 Arid 21 Elan
STEVE: I WAS telling her about some of the places you have to put your hands and she said "Oh, that will be great fun but I am a bit worried about when you have to put your hand up her whatsit." My partner Susie's husband Andre dances with TVpresenter Natalie Pinkham so that makes it easier.
A great idea gets bum treatment in "After ...," which is full of needless whatsit puzzles and blurts of shock rather than true, sustained suspense.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Marconi 9 Squat 10 Lucid 11 Cathode 12 Eta 13 Mince pie 16 Preserve 17 Cob 19 Fusspot 21 Trevi 22 Idyll 23 Riposte DOWN: 1 Implied 2 Armchair 3 Bond 4 As it were 5 Auto 6 Other 8 Incinerator 13 Misspelt 14 Increase 15 Obliged 18 Affix 20 Stye 21 Topi QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Pretentious 8 Sue 9 Nor 11 Treated 12 Sci-fi 13 Red 14 Tan 15 Crashed 17 Yap 19 Oboe 21 Undo 23 Twee 25 Rota 27 Tag 29 Beer mat 31 Rap 34 Flu 36 Agony 37 Instead 38 Leg 39 Try 40 Soft-centred DOWN: 1 Pure 2 Reed 3 Tutored 4 Nudism 5 Issue 6 Unit 7 Sofa 8 Stray 10 Rinse 16 Doe 18 Put 20 Bet 22 Nab 24 Whatsit 25 Rural 26 Bruise 28 Gaudy 30 Egypt 32 Ages 33 Pogo 34 Fete 35 Lard 8DA followed R
Here's Roger's job description of the elite performance whatsit.