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.
A pleasant humming and whistling of bullets were often heard.
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.
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.
Through this, whistling a tune, we took our way to the haunts of men again.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
I still think it's whistling in the wind, but it'll keep you out of trouble.
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.
The child makes a whistling sound that gets louder with each breath.
All feed on the roots of grass; and when disturbed, like marmots, utter a whistling cry.
They utter a sharp whistling sound not unlike that of the chamois, but when greatly irritated or frightened make a peculiar snorting noise.
He turned off the car and touched the garage door opener above him, whistling as he waited.
As they took the places vacated by the uhlans, bullets came from the front, whining and whistling, but fell spent without taking effect.
Whistling appreciatively, he took a step toward her and captured her by the waist, drawing her into his arms.
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.
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.
"There, you see!" and he drew attention to the bullets whistling, singing, and hissing continually around them.
The bullets were whining and whistling so stimulatingly around him and his horse was so eager to go that he could not restrain himself.
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.
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.
A very noticeable illustration of the alteration of pitch by motion occurs when a whistling locomotive moves rapidly past an observer.
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 live one!" shouted a man as a whistling shell approached.
He sat up straight and picked up the picture, whistling in admiration.
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.
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.
Dusty smiled faintly as Toni walked towards the back of the church, whistling.
A Malabar Whistling Thrush was out in the open as we approached the spring, but a party of Grey-headed bulbuls was more elusive.
dormouseedible dormice can make a whistling sounds at short intervals over long periods, which announce their willingness to mate.
edible dormice can make a whistling sounds at short intervals over long periods, which announce their willingness to mate.
I get a whistling noise when i accelerator and it stops when let the car idle or the revs are low.
sauntering along with his hands in his pockets, whistling her melody.
The powerful wrens, cheerful chaffinches, delicate sparrows and whistling starlings then weave in melodies, sweet enough to rouse the sun.
Spent 1 ½ hours at the pool but still no sign of the whistling thrush.
In a matter of weeks he was whistling again, joining in with the other truckers, and all his old cockiness returned.
He slowed his pace, sauntering along with his hands in his pockets, whistling her melody.
Sri Lanka Bush Warbler Only seen at the whistling thrush pool on Horton Plains mornings of 26th and 27th Sept 145.
Experience the whistling wind and the Pacific waves keeping you company on an expedition which transports sailors into another land, faster and grander than all other sailboats in Los Cabos.
If your partner's grumbling and whistling has you flipping your pillow and flailing in bed, you have two options: banish him to the basement or find a snoring solution.
The child may be asked to perform tasks such as identification of fingers, whistling, saluting, brushing teeth motions, combing hair, drawing, and tracing figures.
The package includes three whistling "sonic" darts.
Steamboat Willie featured a whistling mouse who would become an icon and a legend ... and Walt Disney Studios was born.
Presented with the right whistling lisp on the "Merry Christmas" lyrics, it's also a great humorous Christmas song for lighthearted holiday celebrations.
This included voices for R2-D2 and Chewbacca, the hum and hiss of lightsabers, the squeaks and groans of machinery, and the whistling screech of ships zooming through space.
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