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- v. Present participle of whistle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from whistle, v.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sounding like a whistle: as, a whistling sound.
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- n. the act of whistling a tune
- n. the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
- n. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
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However, I can't help but think this is what they call whistling past the graveyard.
"That is what I call whistling," said he, after he had repeated the signal thrice; "and now to cover, to cover, or Whitefoot will not be shod this day."
This is what we call whistling through the graveyard.
Its cheerful whistling is audible in our house throughout the day.
That man in the Day-Glo hard hat wolf-whistling is now an urban regenerator and the tempting cleft peeping from his waistband announces his urban regenerator's bum.
Besides plain whistling, there were warbles (made by blowing jerkily) and trills (made by rolling an "r" while blowing); by blowing patterns of high and low notes of varying style, most anything that needed to be communicated on shipboard could be said.
“Sifr”: I have warned readers that whistling is considered a kind of devilish speech by the Arabs, especially the
“Sifr”: whistling is held by the Badawi to be the speech of devils; and the excellent explorer Burckhardt got a bad name by the ugly habit.
A high, thin whistling noise of a different texture from the ventilator's.
“That is what I call whistling,” said he, after he had repeated the signal thrice; “and now to cover, to cover, or