Posted by ESC on February 28, 2004
"She knew all the songs that have ever been sung, from the war-songs of the South, that make the old men angry with the young men and the young men angry with the State, to the love-songs of the North, where the swords whinny-whicker like angry kites in the pauses between the kisses, and the Passes fill with armed men, and the Lover is torn from his Beloved and cries Ai! Ai! Ai! evermore."
On the City Wall - In Black and White - Rudyard Kipling
Both "whinny" and "whicker" refer to horse noises. Does anyone know what "whinny-whicker" means?