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  • And, it you think they would not use some type of surrogate ads to make sure Obama did not run well in the South, your're just 'whistlin' Dixie.

    Poll: 50% Would Not Vote For Hillary

  • It was the first music she had ever heard, "except whistlin '," but there had been a great deal of "whistlin '" about the cabin up Lone River; whistling of robins in spring -- nothing sweeter -- the chordlike whistlings of thrush and vireo after sunset, that bubbling "mar-guer-ite" with which the blackbirds woo, and the light diminuendo with which the bluebird caressed the air after an April flight.

    The Branding Iron

  • It were a pesky wind that kep 'a-cuffin' me an 'whistlin' in the briers on my face an 'crackin' my coat-tails.

    In the Days of Poor Richard

  • Along she came, draggin 'hard on her brakes an' whistlin '.

    News from the Duchy

  • ` Well, your honour, he thried to keep himself quite an 'asy, an' he thought two or three times he might have wint asleep, but for the way the storm was groanin 'and creakin' through the great heavy branches outside, an 'whistlin' through the ould chimleys iv the castle.

    The Purcell Papers, Volume I

  • "Ye har 'that ar' whistlin '," said a white man; "tell ye thar an't any too much water in her bilers when ye har that."

    A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy

  • I'n been wi 'you twenty year, an' you can't get twenty year wi 'whistlin' for 'em, no more nor you can make the trees grow: you mun wait till God

    The Mill on the Floss

  • 'Well, your honour, he thried to keep himself quite an' asy, an 'he thought two or three times he might have wint asleep, but for the way the storm was groanin' and creakin 'through the great heavy branches outside, an' whistlin 'through the ould chimleys iv the castle.

    The Purcell Papers — Volume 1

  • "and a mercy we wasn't all insinuated in our beds, one window-pane broken and the gas a blue an 'whistlin' streak with the curtains blowin 'into it an' a strange cat on to that satin dozy-do; the proof being the repugnant perfume."

    The Younger Set

  • "He can ketch more fish than any other two men in the place -- allers seemed to kind o 'hev a knack o' whistlin ''em right into the boat.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 6

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