A steady chirping and whistling came from the forest.
A tea kettle was already whistling when they entered, and the maid rushed across the kitchen to grab it.
Among the birds of the island are the eagle, hawk, petrel, owl, finch, peewit, diamond bird, fire-tail, robin, emu-wren, crow, swallow, magpie, blackcap, goatsucker, quail, ground dove, parrot, lark, mountain thrush, cuckoo, wattlebird, whistling duck, honeybird, Cape Barren goose, penguin duck, waterhen, snipe, albatross and laughing jackass.
A meadowlark pierced the silence with its sharp whistling song.
From different sides came whistling sounds and the thud of cannon balls and bursting shells falling on the town.
This was followed by two whistling sounds of canister shot, one after another.
All feed on the roots of grass; and when disturbed, like marmots, utter a whistling cry.
Of birds there are over loo species, more than one-half being aquatic. In the interior the whistling swan is common, and numerous varieties of ducks are found in the lakes.
Louisa Ivanovna consented to go, and in half an hour four troyka sleighs with large and small bells, their runners squeaking and whistling over the frozen snow, drove up to the porch.
The whistling sound of the runners on the snow and the voices of girls shrieking were heard from different sides.
At the same instant he was dazzled by a great flash of flame, and immediately a deafening roar, crackling, and whistling made his ears tingle.
From in front and especially from the right, in the unlifting smoke the guns boomed, and out of the mysterious domain of smoke that overlay the whole space in front, quick hissing cannon balls and slow whistling shells flew unceasingly.
The captain returned to the room, limping slightly and whistling a tune.
Dean gave the tableau a wide berth as he continued back to Bird Song, whistling the entire trip.
He turned off the car and touched the garage door opener above him, whistling as he waited.
They utter a sharp whistling sound not unlike that of the chamois, but when greatly irritated or frightened make a peculiar snorting noise.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
On the high ground where the enemy was, the smoke of a cannon rose, and a ball flew whistling over the heads of the hussar squadron.
A pleasant humming and whistling of bullets were often heard.
"There, you see!" and he drew attention to the bullets whistling, singing, and hissing continually around them.
He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.
The roar of guns, the whistling of projectiles, and the piteous moaning of the cook, which rose above the other sounds, did not cease for a moment.
The tune he was whistling, his gait, and the gesture with which he twirled his mustache, all now seemed offensive.
"In the meadows... in the meadows!" he heard, accompanied by whistling and the sound of a torban, drowned every now and then by shouts.
I still think it's whistling in the wind, but it'll keep you out of trouble.
The herd never feeds without having a sentinel posted on some prominence to give notice of the approach of danger; which is done by stamping on the ground with the forefeet, and uttering a shrill whistling note, thus putting the entire herd on the alert.
Towards evening it reveals its presence by a clear whistling note, which has often been compared to the sound of a little bell, or to a chime when produced by numerous individuals.
As they took the places vacated by the uhlans, bullets came from the front, whining and whistling, but fell spent without taking effect.
The bullets were whining and whistling so stimulatingly around him and his horse was so eager to go that he could not restrain himself.
First she heard her mother praying and sighing and the creaking of her bed under her, then Madame Schoss' familiar whistling snore and Sonya's gentle breathing.
Whistling appreciatively, he took a step toward her and captured her by the waist, drawing her into his arms.
The uncertainty of the wind might well suggest the trickery of a thief, and its whistling might contain the germ from which a god of music should be developed.
A townsman told me that when he met him sauntering through the village in his small close-fitting cap, and whistling to himself, he reminded him of a prince in disguise.
Through this, whistling a tune, we took our way to the haunts of men again.
Suddenly the strange sound of a far-off whistling and thud was heard, followed by a boom of cannon blending into a dull roar that set the windows rattling.
He did not notice the sound of the bullets whistling from every side, or the projectiles that flew over him, did not see the enemy on the other side of the river, and for a long time did not notice the killed and wounded, though many fell near him.
"A live one!" shouted a man as a whistling shell approached.
A very noticeable illustration of the alteration of pitch by motion occurs when a whistling locomotive moves rapidly past an observer.
The sensation of those terrible whistling sounds and of the corpses around him merged in Rostov's mind into a single feeling of terror and pity for himself.
He sat up straight and picked up the picture, whistling in admiration.