Whizzing


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Whizzing

The act or practice of scrubbing a coin with a special brush in order to make it appear as if it is in mint condition. This causes wear and tear to the surface of the coin and may therefore reduce the coin's value. It is also called buffing.
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Then suddenly out of the whizzing, slate-colored circle a long neck shot out, and a fierce beak made a thrust at us.
Warned by the whizzing sound, I look up from my book and see some tall pine, hewn on far northern hills, which has winged its way over the Green Mountains and the Connecticut, shot like an arrow through the township within ten minutes, and scarce another eye beholds it; going
Sticks, little sticks, were flying about-- thick: they were whizzing before my nose, dropping be- low me, striking behind me against my pilot-house.
They were too quick to be caught; but Flashman was on the lookout, and sent an empty pickle-jar whizzing after them, which narrowly missed Tom's head, and broke into twenty pieces at the end of the passage.