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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mon·key n.; pl. Monkeys
 1. Zool. (a) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs. (b) Any species of Quadrumana, except the lemurs. (c) Any one of numerous species of Quadrumana (esp. such as have a long tail and prehensile feet) exclusive of apes and baboons.
 Note:The monkeys are often divided into three groups: (a) Catarrhines, or Simidae. These have an oblong head, with the oblique flat nostrils near together. Some have no tail, as the apes.  All these are natives of the Old World. (b) Platyrhines, or Cebidae. These have a round head, with a broad nasal septum, so that the nostrils are wide apart and directed downward.  The tail is often prehensile, and the thumb is short and not opposable.  These are natives of the New World. (c) Strepsorhines, or Lemuroidea. These have a pointed head with curved nostrils.  They are natives of Southern Asia, Africa, and Madagascar.
 2. A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child.
    This is the monkey's own giving out; she is persuaded I will marry her.   --Shak.
 3. The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.
 4. A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.
 Monkey boat. Naut. (a) A small boat used in docks. (b) A half-decked boat used on the River Thames.
 Monkey block Naut., a small single block strapped with a swivel. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
 Monkey flower Bot., a plant of the genus Mimulus; -- so called from the appearance of its gaping corolla. --Gray.
 Monkey gaff Naut., a light gaff attached to the topmast for the better display of signals at sea.
 Monkey jacket, a short closely fitting jacket, worn by sailors.
 Monkey rail Naut., a second and lighter rail raised about six inches above the quarter rail of a ship.
 Monkey shine, monkey trick. [Slang, U.S.]
 Monkey trick, a mischievous prank. --Saintsbury.
 Monkey wheel. See Gin block, under 5th Gin.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rub·bish n.  Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; débris.
    What rubbish and what offal!   --Shak.
    he saw the town's one half in rubbish lie.   --Dryden.
 Rubbish pulley. See Gin block, under Gin.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whip, n.
 1. An instrument or driving horses or other animals, or for correction, consisting usually of a lash attached to a handle, or of a handle and lash so combined as to form a flexible rod.  “[A] whip's lash.”
    In his right hand he holds a whip, with which he is supposed to drive the horses of the sun.   --Addison.
 2. A coachman; a driver of a carriage; as, a good whip.
 3. Mach. (a) One of the arms or frames of a windmill, on which the sails are spread.  (b) The length of the arm reckoned from the shaft.
 4. Naut. (a) A small tackle with a single rope, used to hoist light bodies.  (b) The long pennant.  See Pennant (a)
 5. A huntsman who whips in the hounds; whipper-in.
 6. Eng. Politics (a) A person (as a member of Parliament) appointed to enforce party discipline, and secure the attendance of the members of a Parliament party at any important session, especially when their votes are needed.  (b) A call made upon members of a Parliament party to be in their places at a given time, as when a vote is to be taken.
 7. A whipping motion; a thrashing about; as, the whip of a tense rope or wire which has suddenly parted; also, the quality of being whiplike or flexible; flexibility; suppleness, as of the shaft of a golf club.
 8.  Mech. Any of various pieces that operate with a quick vibratory motion, as a spring in certain electrical devices for making a circuit, or a rocking certain piano actions.
 Whip and spur, with the utmost haste.
 Whip crane, or Whip purchase, a simple form of crane having a small drum from which the load is suspended, turned by pulling on a rope wound around larger drum on the same axle.
 Whip gin. See Gin block, under 5th Gin.
 Whip grafting. See under Grafting.
 Whip hand, the hand with which the whip is used; hence, advantage; mastery; as, to have or get the whip hand of a person. --Dryden.
 Whip ray Zool., the European eagle ray.  See under Ray.
 Whip roll Weaving, a roll or bar, behind the reeds in a loom, on which the warp threads rest.
 Whip scorpion Zool., any one of numerous species of arachnids belonging to Thelyphonus and allied genera. They somewhat resemble true scorpions, but have a long, slender bristle, or lashlike organ, at the end of the body, instead of a sting.
 Whip snake Zool., any one of various species of slender snakes.  Specifically: (a) A bright green South American tree snake (Philodryas viridissimus) having a long and slender body. It is not venomous. Called also emerald whip snake. (b) The coachwhip snake.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gin n.
 1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
 2. (a) A machine for raising or moving heavy weights, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc. (b) Mining A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
 3. A machine for separating the seeds from cotton; a cotton gin.
 Note:The name is also given to an instrument of torture worked with screws, and to a pump moved by rotary sails.
 Gin block, a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel, over which a rope runs; -- called also whip gin, rubbish pulley, and monkey wheel.
 Gin power, a form of horse power for driving a cotton gin.
 Gin race, or Gin ring, the path of the horse when putting a gin in motion. --Halliwell.
 Gin saw, a saw used in a cotton gin for drawing the fibers through the grid, leaving the seed in the hopper.
 Gin wheel. (a) In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fiber through the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint. (b) Mining the drum of a whim.