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There are several kinds of whisker:

Look up whisker in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
  • For a hair, significant for sensing the surroundings, on the face of a mammal, see vibrissae.
  • For a hair on a person's face, often called a whisker, see facial hair or beard.
  • For a hair-shaped protrusion from a metal's surface, stronger than is normal for bulk samples of that metal, see whisker (metallurgy).
  • An old crystal radio receiver would often use a thin wire called a "cat's whisker" as a contact on a crystal of galena to form a diode.
  • The main group of Meerkat Manor.
  • A security tool used by computer experts to check for vulnerabilities in applications, see WHISKER homepage. This project is no longer in active development. See Nessus for a similar tool.

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Whisker Browser (994 words)
The goal of the Whisker Browser is to provide a simple and intuitive way to view the contents of multiple classes and multiple methods simultaneously, while using screen real estate efficiently and not requiring a lot of window moving/resizing.
Whisker has the concept of a "class pane", which tries to summarize *everything* that makes up a particular class, without hiding anything at a given time.
This is a Whisker screenshot which has a layout with the class categories and object hierarchy on the left, a column (stack) of classes in the middle, and a column of methods on the right.
Whisker (726 words)
Whisker was headed back to The Dead Troll where he had been staying for the past three weeks.
Whisker noted the presence of a few grounds keepers who were carefully applying clippers to one of the hedges.
Whisker made his way up the path to the door and tapped with the knocker fashioned to resemble a ring in a dragon's snout.
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