He let out a long whistle at the doorway.
If it would do any good, I would whistle for them.
A long train whistle sounded several times, adding to the dark mood of the evening.
Evidently they were firing at the hussars, but the balls with rapid rhythmic whistle flew over the heads of the horsemen and fell somewhere beyond them.
Somewhere in the distance a meadowlark began its melodic whistle, and a hen sang industriously up by the house.
The whistle of the locomotive penetrates my woods summer and winter, sounding like the scream of a hawk sailing over some farmer's yard, informing me that many restless city merchants are arriving within the circle of the town, or adventurous country traders from the other side.
"And there is no way to go back," added Zeb, with a low whistle of perplexity.
"I wish I had that whistle," he said.
Fred grumbled, but Dean just slapped his back and began to whistle, as if he didn't have a care in the world, while his mind turned like a racecar piston on the final lap.
It's only a penny whistle, and a poor one at that.
If the engine whistles, let it whistle till it is hoarse for its pains.
"Here it comes... this one is coming our way again!" he thought, listening to an approaching whistle in the hidden region of smoke.
§ 370), using as a source a " bird-call," a whistle of high frequency, formed a series of stationary waves by reflection at a flat surface.
"Well, it's a bargain," said the boy; and he gave the whistle to Benjamin, and took the pennies.
And here's your pay for them! screams the countryman's whistle; timber like long battering-rams going twenty miles an hour against the city's walls, and chairs enough to seat all the weary and heavy-laden that dwell within them.
The whistle was answered, and a maidservant ran out.
Ully blew a whistle at last and motioned the Immortal over to check his wounds.
Elisabeth wondered whether he meant that she liked cars or that she could whistle like a guy.
A large number of forms learn in captivity to talk and whistle, the well-known red-tailed grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) of tropical Africa being pre-eminent.
It couldn't be real, and yet... she remembered the train whistle and the ghostly voice of Nick.
"Clean as a whistle," Hunter said.
If alarmed they utter a shrill loud whistle, and rush down the burrow, but reappear after a few minutes to see if the danger is past.
At one and the same moment came the sound of an explosion, a whistle of splinters as from a breaking window frame, a suffocating smell of powder, and Prince Andrew started to one side, raising his arm, and fell on his chest.
God, he would have given both arms, his manhood, and his Captain Midnight whistle for one day as a pro, regardless of the language of the cheering fans.
Dean managed to whistle down a young boy who agreed to use his snow blower on Dean's unfinished sidewalk, for an amount Dean considered ridiculous, but he knew he needed to get up to snuff on Shipton's fall before he was totally on the defensive.
In the breeding-season the male Dunlin utters a most peculiar and farsounding whistle, somewhat resembling the continued ringing of a high-toned musical bell.
"Here it is!" thought he, seizing the staff of the standard and hearing with pleasure the whistle of bullets evidently aimed at him.
The pitch of a steam-whistle quite obviously rises and falls as the engine to which it is attached approaches and recedes from a stationary auditor; and light pulses are modified like sound-waves by velocity in the line of sight.
A small pipe entering below the false bottom allows the air in the cistern to escape as it is displaced by the water or syrup. In some refineries this pipe, which is carried up to a higher level than the top of the cistern, is fitted with a whistle which sounds as long as the air escapes.
He had taught his child to whistle, dined with his servants, talked of "worldly things such as baking, brewing, enclosing, ploughing and mining," preferred walking to riding, and denounced the debasement of the coinage.
He heard the whistle of bullets above him unceasingly and to right and left of him soldiers continually groaned and dropped.
Still the cannon balls continued regularly to whistle and flop onto the ice and into the water and oftenest of all among the crowd that covered the dam, the pond, and the bank.
We see the steam issuing from the whistle of a distant engine long before we hear the sound.
As it passes, the pitch of the whistle falls quite appreciably.
It may easily be heard when a double whistle with notes of different pitch is blown strongly, or when two gongs are loudly sounded close to the hearer.
The whine of a straggling hound could be heard.
He listened with weary ears to the ever-recurring sounds, distinguishing the whistle of flying projectiles from the booming of the reports, glanced at the tiresomely familiar faces of the men of the first battalion, and waited.
All present were astonished when she appeared not only to hear a whistle, but also an ordinary tone of voice.
The whistle did not please him any more.
In confinement it can be taught to whistle a variety of tunes, and even to imitate the human voice.