whiplike


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Synonyms for whiplike

having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)

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The greatest challenge to harvesting these wild fruits is avoiding the thorns that line the curved, whiplike stalks.
and totally fun, as its flexing deck and handlebar fuse together to provide riders with a cool, side-to-side whiplike ride that is sure to turn heads.
Whiplike plots have never been the point of Barthelme's writing, though, and Waveland delivers a jolt despite its weak-tea story line.
It consists of a horizontal, slightly curved tube directed posteriorly with a stout spine, curving upward distally, joined to a long lightly sclerotized whiplike filament inward directed, strongly elongated, coiled within the pygofer reaching far cephalad into the abdomen.
For the most part, they are found in the cytoplasm, but they may also be a part of cilia and flagella, whiplike projections on the surface of motile cells.
I could feel a series of orders whiplike tracers of light from my head to my arm, I was ready to obey.
Now we have calls, particularly from critics, for sleekly, muscular men and wisplike or whiplike women.
A silent rush of air draws back the creature's pointed ears and sweeps its long braided tress upward into a sinuous curve and whiplike spiral.
Flagellated protozoa move through water films in soil by means of one or more whiplike appendages called flagella.
The underdrawing is in fact entirely in the Abstract Expressionist mode: It is made up of the swift, whiplike arabesques, with sudden jazzy reversals, that one sees in Pollock or de Kooning.
This is what people respond to in the dancing of Svetlana Zakharova, Sylvie Guillem, a whiplike dominatrix control that pushes you back in your seat in submission.