The noise of a steam whistle was especially obnoxious to them.
The retreat, I maintained—and I was right—was caused by the screeching of the steam whistle.
The harsh scream of a steam whistle was heard, and a train of cars thundered up to the platform.
Almost at that minute a steam whistle sounded in the woods below us.
After the steam whistle bad blown the breakfast call, Reade slipped away from his friends to inspect the laborers at the meal.
If there had been a steam whistle it would have sounded a good deal like a locomotive.
It tore itself to pieces with roaring and grinding and noises that were like the shrieks of a steam whistle.
The sailors were clearing the decks above me; at intervals the steam whistle sounded; we were preparing to get under way.
A thick mist lay over them, and from the heart of it there came the sudden scream of a steam whistle.
With one hand I felt above my head for the line of the steam whistle, and jerked out screech after screech hurriedly.