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tin whistle

another name for penny whistle
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  • Parties of bluejackets are moving off with one playing a tin whistle, to which some are singing.

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

  • Curlie sat cross-legged on the floor blowing on a tin whistle, or rather several tin whistles, one at a time.

    The Rope of Gold Roy J. Snell
  • Capt. Wainwright had been toying with a tin whistle which he had pulled from a bonbon.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • You may be the Boolooroo of the Blues, but you ain't even a tin whistle to us, an' you can't skeer us for half a minute.

    Sky Island L. Frank Baum
  • Wisht I had a tin whistle or somethin' and I'd join the orchester.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • He held up a small instrument that looked like a tin whistle.

  • To play a bass of any kind on a tin whistle must indeed have been “no joke.”

    Stevensoniana Various
  • He believes that he can hold back the mighty traffic of life with a tin whistle and a raised right hand.

    Nonsenseorship G. G. Putnam and Others
  • We did not know how to play a tin whistle or beat upon the tintinnabulum.

    Waysiders Seumas O'Kelly

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