Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an intent manner, intently; with close attention, attentively

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Attentively; observingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Silently; with mute attention; earnestly.

Etymologies

Possibly an alternative form of whistly, or whishtly ("quietly"). (Wiktionary)

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