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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.

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If the furry little whatsits still come calling, try placing sachets of Ratak rat and mouse killer along well-trodden paths, being VERY mindful of children and domestic animals.
He updates it daily, fills even the louche Southern web browser with wild admiration and does far more for the idea of architecture in Scotland than the panjandrums of the old Corporation of Scottish Whatsits could ever imagine possible.
There was always a fair chance, however, that I'd soon wish I'd stayed where I was, rather than being squashed under layers of golf jumpers and windcheaters trying to avoid having my whatsits, and other extremities, frozen off by the icy blasts whistling in off the Mersey.
But what gets on my whatsits is anchorman Walker always telling us not to go away when the ads are about to come on.
Just imagine how you would feel if your team worked their "whatsits" off to earn a draw at Manchester United or Arsenal and then had to play extra time?
I'd want to cut off his whatsits. That's what I feel about these animal abusers."
Searching for Murphy (who once told me he actually comes from Cheshire) was a test of the librarian's grasp of the architectural world, nothing wrong with a bit of mischief As to passing mice over whatsits and getting whatever, sites with unannounced tricks like this suck/get denounced by all right thinking users.
But I couldn't find any spare whatsits to seal them again.