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Whatsit

A generic term for any product, especially a manufactured product. It is used in text books and academic papers to provide an example without using specifics. A whatsit is a less common term than a widget, and usually is used if the example includes two products: widgets and whatsits.
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Whatsit's socks, give teachers another tool for teaching about probability.
And what we have is Mr Urban Planner this, and Deputy whatsit that and Renewal Group member all chuntering on.
Last week's Sunday Mirror pointed out the dangers BEFORE the whatsit hit the fan last Sunday so there is little point in adding any more coal to the fire!
Don't confuse this with the nasty bare metal left exposed on the neighbour's 20-year-old Whatsit - this is deliberate, and it looks and feels a treat.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Roe deer 9 Omits 10 Gully 11 Grenade 12 Moo 13 Drying up 16 Monsieur 17 Lie 19 Shebang 21 Hindi 22 Renal 23 En masse DOWN: 1 Origami 2 Well-to-do 3 Rely 4 Governor 5 Diva 6 Islet 8 Rugby league 13 Disraeli 14 Ugliness 15 Recipes 18 Usury 20 Etna 21 Hemp QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Coat of paint 8 Ram 9 Era 11 Opinion 12 Lie in 13 Bet 14 Dog 15 Suburbs 17 Two 19 Kite 21 Drew 23 Chic 25 Judo 27 Eat 29 Whatsit 31 Mrs 34 Sir 36 Beast 37 Lecture 38 Oar 39 Mow 40 Dislocation DOWN: 1 Cape 2 Omit 3 Tribute 4 Fungus 5 Ad-lib 6 Need 7 Trio 8 Robot 10 Angle 16 Ski 18 Odd 20 Ice 22 Row 24 Haircut 25 Jumbo 26 Italic 28 Threw 30 Hotel 32 Read 33 Sari 34 Sumo 35 Iron followed
wa comHbad "w the the Sky He said that this line of work has a name thanks to rival companies "who take the absolute whatsit, they are quite happy to lie to customer, saying 'Yeah, we are TV'."
And please don't get me started about how many English have won the laughably named 'BRITISH Sports whatsit'...
'I was a gnat's whatsit from going back,' said Hoddle, now clearly more than happy he waited a further ten months for the vacancy at Wolves to come up.
This peculiar, jarring, altogether fascinating whatsit of a drama starts in an absurdist comedy mode that is finally complemented (rather than replaced) by a yowl of despair as heartrending as it is unexpected.
Lady So-And-So, The Earl of Thingy and Sir Henry Whatsit were all politely laughing at the Captain's quips and making small talk that would have earned them Olympic medals for boredom.
FOR THE KIDS' TOYS Frooti cabin bed, PS495, littlefolks furniture.co.uk FOR HIS NEW TOOLS Gentlemen's Hardware Tool Roll, PS34.99, menkind.co.uk FOR NEW SHOES Whatsit storage bench PS275, loaf.com FOR THE KIDS' NEW CLOTHES Loullou children's clothes hangers, bunny, PS18, themodernnursery.com FOR NEW MAKE-UP Make-up bag, PS7, tch.net FOR NEW CLOTHES Firenze velvet ottoman, PS345, frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk FOR NEW CLOTHES Above, left: Three grey linen trunks, PS255, alexander andpearl.co.uk; Right: Three folky round boxes, PS22.49.
Whosit & Whatsit was first launched by Naomi Atkinson as a "walk-in lookbook" back in October 2014 following a crowd-fund campaign on Indiegogo, with a mission to provide a retail space for designers from the North East and further afield.