The positive procedure by hypothesis and verification is rejected by Bacon, who thinks of hypothesis as the will o' the wisp of science, and prefers the cumbrous machinery of negative reasoning.
His hair was bound round, workman fashion, with a wisp of lime-tree bast, and his round face seemed rounder and pleasanter than ever.
The Druids were believed to have the power to render a person insane by flinging a magic wisp of straw in his face, and they were able to raise clouds of mist, or to bring down showers of fire and blood.
There are innumerable styles of cut of shoe, three being the commonest: (I) Salimshahi, these are shaped like English slippers, but are pointed at the toe, terminating in a thin wisp turned back and fastened to the instep. They are mostly made of thin red leather, plain in the case of poorer people and richly embroidered in the case of rich people.
A wisp of blond hair hung over one eye and Lisa brushed it back.
A white wisp of fog was the only clue that it was actually warmer than the crisp March morning.
Why, when we were retreating from Sventsyani we dare not touch a stick or a wisp of hay or anything.
Down the hill, across the creek and across the field to the buffalo shed? the crisp air traced their progress with a wisp of steam.