4. The mouth and throat; so called as being the organs of whistling. [Colloq.]
So was her jolly whistle well ywet.Chaucer.
Let's drink the other cup to wet our whistles.Walton. Whistle duck (Zoöl.), the American golden-eye.
(Whis"tle*fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A gossat, or rockling; called also whistler, three- bearded rockling,
sea loach, and sorghe.
(Whis"tler) n. [AS. hwistlere.]
1. One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a whistling sound.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) The ring ousel. (b) The widgeon. [Prov. Eng.] (c) The golden-eye. (d) The golden
plover and the gray plover.
3. (Zoöl.) The hoary, or northern, marmot
4. (Zoöl.) The whistlefish.
(Whis"tle*wing`) n. (Zoöl.) The American golden-eye.
(Whis"tle*wood`) n. (Bot.) The moosewood, or striped maple. See Maple.
Whistling buoy. (Naut.) See under Buoy. Whistling coot (Zoöl.), the American black scoter.
Whistling Dick. (Zoöl.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.] Whistling
duck. (Zoöl.) (a) The golden-eye. (b) A tree duck. Whistling eagle (Zoöl.), a small Australian
eagle (Haliastur sphenurus); called also whistling hawk, and little swamp eagle. Whistling plover.
(Zoöl.) (a) The golden plover. (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover. Whistling snipe (Zoöl.), the
American woodcock. Whistling swan. (Zoöl.) (a) The European whooper swan; called also
wild swan, and elk. (b) An American swan See under Swan. Whistling teal (Zoöl.), a tree duck,
as Dendrocygna awsuree of India. Whistling thrush. (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of several species of
singing birds of the genus Myiophonus, native of Asia, Australia, and the East Indies. They are generally
black, glossed with blue, and have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note is a loud and
clear whistle. (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]
(Whis"tling) a. & n. from Whistle, v.
(Whis"tling*ly), adv. In a whistling manner; shrilly.
(Whist"ly) adv. In a whist manner; silently. [Obs.]
(Whit) n. [OE. wight, wiht, AS. wiht a creature, a thing. See Wight, and cf. Aught, Naught.]
The smallest part or particle imaginable; a bit; a jot; an iota; generally used in an adverbial phrase in a
negative sentence. "Samuel told him every whit." 1 Sam. iii. 18. "Every whit as great." South.
So shall I no whit be behind in duty.Shak.
It does not me a whit displease.Cowley.
(White) a. [Compar. Whiter ; superl. Whitest.] [OE. whit, AS. hwt; akin to OFries. and OS.
hwit, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. wiz, hwiz, Icel. hvitr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti,
to make bright, Russ. sviet' light, Skr. vta white, vit to be bright. . Cf. Wheat, Whitsunday.]