from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Making a whistling sound.
- adv. silently
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a whist manner; silently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
So they can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this and to not take the whistly bright-side spin very seriously -- at least until we see Carol Browner and Thad Allen and BP executives scarfing down Gulf shrimp, crabs and oysters by the bushel.
She was wheezey, whistly, and gaspy with a barking cough to boot.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I wasn't too scared, but I was scared a little bit, because inside of our room where we were sleeping, the wind was like really whistly (ph) and ...
Barely to be heard through the storm, an Ythrian voice-high, whistly, but reasonant out of full lungs-shouted: “Come topside!”
The Genius touched a spring, and instantly, in a queer, tin-whistly voice, he began to sing, "Little Annie Rooney".
"I think maybe you better come over, 'cause little Mamie is a-breathin 'awful whistly."
The "whistly breathing" of the little sufferer had by this time become a hoarse bark, and at the sound of it Mrs. Carroll quickened her steps; then, turning hurriedly, she sent Billins in haste for the doctor.
"It might be because the signature 'whistly theme song' in the porno sounds awfully similar to the one in the show."
And I would miss the banging of steam in the pipes and the cozy whistly hiss that signaled the heat was coming on.
That is the first thing I remember of ducks; the whistly, silk tearing sound the fast wingbeats make; just as what you remember first of geese is how slow they seem to go when they are traveling, and yet they are moving so fast that the first one you ever killed was two behind the one you shot at, and all that night you kept waking up and remembering how he folded up and fell.