Definition of Boat whistle
1. Noun. A whistle on a boat that is sounded as a warning.
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Literary usage of Boat whistle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Alternate Exercises for Introductory French Prose Composition by Victor Emmanuel François (1914)
"... the boat-whistle for the first time ? We were passing through the crowd that was embarking. What a bustle around us ! The relatives and friends of the ..."
2. In the South Seas: Being an Account of Experiences and Observations in the by Robert Louis Stevenson (1901)
"And to these must Poni pass the news of who the strangers were, of what they had been doing, of why it was that Poni had a boat- whistle; and of why he was ..."
3. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (2000)
"... the pilot on duty watching his movements through a spy-glass meantime, and in some instances assisting by signals of the boat's whistle, signifying "try ..."
4. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1903)
"... and itt some instances assisting by signals of the boat's whistle, signifying "try higher up" or "try lower down"; foi the surface of the water, ..."
5. The Writings of Mark Twain by Mark Twain (1903)
"... the pilot on duty watching his movements through a spyglass, meantime, and in some instances assisting by signals of the boat's whistle, signifying "try ..."
6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas for the by Charles Patrick Daly (1870)
"Being frightened by the boat's whistle, the horses, while thus unattended, started off, and, leaping over the guard chain at the end of the boat into the ..."