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tin whistle

another name for penny whistle
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  • The boy had a tin whistle, and once in a while he would blow upon it.

  • A cat upon the tiles, a Romeo, was to this as a tin whistle to a trombone.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • He held up a small instrument that looked like a tin whistle.

  • Capt. Wainwright had been toying with a tin whistle which he had pulled from a bonbon.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Wisht I had a tin whistle or somethin' and I'd join the orchester.

    The Pathless Trail

    Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • To play a bass of any kind on a tin whistle must indeed have been “no joke.”

    Stevensoniana Various
  • We did not know how to play a tin whistle or beat upon the tintinnabulum.


    Seumas O'Kelly
  • Finally she paid a quarter for a tin whistle and two bunches of noise—that was for the boy.

  • But when I sat up and looked about me the desire faded, and rummaging in my bag I came across my tin whistle.

    The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
  • I suppose the mystery of it was eclipsed by my astonishing presence there upon the scene with my tin whistle.

    The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker

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