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penny whistle

noun
  1. a type of flageolet with six finger holes, esp a cheap one made of metalAlso called: tin whistle
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  • But when, having evidently come to the last printed line, the boy rose and pocketed his penny-whistle, Emilia was nearly laughing.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Out in the world there, on the skirts of the woodland, a sheep-boy pipes to meditative eve on a penny-whistle.

  • Neglected lies Love's penny-whistle on which they played so prettily and charmed the spheres to hear them.

  • Out in the world there, on the skirts of the woodland, a sheep-boy pipes to meditative eye on a penny-whistle.