Usage examples for whistles

  1. And when one of us raises his head too high a sharp report rings out close to us, and a bullet whistles over our heads, misses its mark, and is lost in the brushwood, whence it strips the leaves. – War by Pierre Loti
  2. From the sounds that came from the forward part of the steamer, it was evident that she had heaved up her anchor before she gave the three whistles for the schooner to do so. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  3. Two Whistles got off and stood behind his horse, looking at the pistol. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  4. Outside the shrill blast of distant factory whistles suggested lunch and food. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood
  5. And when the ground was covered with light chips, Grey leaves and green, and twigs and tender slips, They placed the well- made whistles in a row And left them for the careless wind to blow. – Lundy's Lane and Other Poems by Duncan Campbell Scott
  6. At the same moment, the mill and tug whistles began to screech, miscellaneous fire- arms exploded. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  7. From the other train two sharp whistles, the screeching of brakes, and a shout. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  8. You be ready when she whistles." – Friendship Village by Zona Gale
  9. In such like extremes, why, extremes will come pat; So let's go and wet all our whistles with that. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  10. It was one of those shrill, long- drawn whistles without which in Europe no train can start. – With the French in France and Salonika by Richard Harding Davis
  11. A train- engine is like a boy, because it whistles. – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. The storm whistles so fiercely across the brown plateau that the low heather bends still lower and the small juniper trees make themselves still smaller. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  13. The proposal was at once agreed to; and the three who were first on duty at once rose, and, taking their rifles, went off in various directions, first agreeing that one of them should give a single whistle as a signal that the watch was up, and that two whistles close together would be a warning to retreat at once toward the center. – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  14. You do not remember Alfred Dare, the little boy whom you saw last in sailing costume, the little boy for whom you cut the whistles, the son of your old friend, Henry Dare?" – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  15. The iron horse gave two sharp responsive whistles, and sent forth one mighty puff. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. There be summat to wet our whistles on to- night, eh, men? – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  17. Though distant whistles, seeming to come from approaching craft, told of help on the way. – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  18. It was early morning, and the distant roar of the traffic from the great bridge above reached them together with the shrill whistles of all the different river craft. – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  19. A mild hum and the sounds of motor- horns and cab- whistles came from Piccadilly, where people were abroad in ignorance that the raid was not really over. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  20. Slightly less than six hours after he was awakened, Edwin Dollard heard whistles scream through the length of the vessel announcing planetfall would take place in only a few minutes. – Deepfreeze by Robert Donald Locke