Whistler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whistler Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call
    • n whistler large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions
    • n whistler large North American mountain marmot
    • n whistler someone who makes a loud high sound
    • n Whistler United States painter (1834-1903)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whistler One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a whistling sound.
    • Whistler (Zoöl) The golden plover and the gray plover.
    • Whistler (Zoöl) The golden-eye.
    • Whistler (Zoöl) The hoary, or northern, marmot (Arctomys pruinosus).
    • Whistler (Zoöl) The ring ousel.
    • Whistler (Zoöl) The whistlefish.
    • Whistler (Zoöl) The widgeon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whistler A name used in England for a gadoid fish, Motella tricirrhita.
    • n whistler One who or that which whistles.
    • n whistler Specifically.
    • n whistler The hoary marmot, Arctomys pruinosus, a large marmot found in northerly and western mountainous parts of North America, related to the wood-chuck: a translation of the Canadian French name siffleur.
    • n whistler The whistlewing.
    • n whistler The widgeon, Mareca penelope (see whew-duck).
    • n whistler The ring-ouzel, Merula torquata. See cut under ouzel, 2.
    • n whistler The green plover or lapwing; the pewit.
    • n whistler A broken-winded horse; a roarer.
    • n whistler A piper; one who plays on the pipes.
    • n whistler The keeper of a shebeen, or unlicensed spirit-shop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whistler one who, or that which, whistles: a kind of marmot: a broken-winded horse
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Popularity is the only insult that has not yet been offered to Mr. Whistler.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hwistlere,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwistlian; Sw. hvissla; cf. Whisper.

Usage

In literature:

In his third year Whistler failed in chemistry.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
Whistler said that this was not so.
"Progress and History" by Various
He was an adept in what Whistler called the gentle art of making enemies.
"Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters" by H. Addington Bruce
Sky O'Dawn was an excellent whistler.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
These are handsome Ducks known as "Whistlers" from the noise of their wings when flying, and "Greatheads" because of the puffy crest.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Whistler, compared with Debussy, 293.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
Musical entertainment by Mr. WHISTLER.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, May 3, 1890." by Various
On a schooner's deck he was Rembrandt, or (at the least) Mr. Whistler; on board a brig he was Pierre Grassou.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Whistler went to Japan on an artistic adventure.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
A cheap Japanese print has sometimes the quality of a painting by Whistler.
"Pot-Boilers" by Clive Bell
Duncan Cameron, so clear in favour of the Mormons, was no less loud in condemnation of the Whistlers.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He has often told me gravely of having seen the Seven Whistlers, and the Hounds as here described.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
As the plaintive notes came from the whistlers' puckered lips, Tubby sauntered up, his hands in his tunic pockets.
"The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam" by John Henry Goldfrap
We give place to Mr. Whistler's name merely to indicate that artists anticipate critics.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
Major Whistler soon sent for his family to join him in Russia.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
Who was the first whistler, and what tune did he whistle?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
The works of Whistler and Burne-Jones, once derided as eccentric, are now accepted as the commencement of great traditions.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
By J. MCNEIL WHISTLER.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
Thus she found no difficulty in making him buy her sables, gold purses, Whistler etchings.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
By J. M'NEIL WHISTLER.
"Vanitas" by Vernon Lee
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In poetry:

All, men my madmen, the unwholesome wind
With whistler's cough contages, time on track
Shapes in a cinder death; love for his trick,
Happy Cadaver's hunger as you take
The kissproof world.
"When, Like A Running Grave" by Dylan Thomas
"Them tortured clouds agen the moon,"
The foolish cop pursued,
"Remind me of some Whistler thing;
But I prefer the nood."
Said I, "Arrest this man of vice!"
Said he, "The nood is very nice."
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
And Ruskin, and the warblings of Whistler and Burne Jones,
And symphonies in colours, and sunset's silent tones,
Move her not as once they moved her, for she weeps in sorrow sore,
'O had I loved Athletes less, or he loved culture more!'
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling
'Hast thou bathed in emanations from the canvass of Burne Jones?
As thou gazest at a Whistler, doth it whistle wistful tones?
Art thou sadly sympathetic with a symphony in blue?
Tell me, tell me, gentle Student, art thou really quite tootoo?'
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

From the downhill to slalom, athletes will send their skis chattering across the broad swaths of Whistler Blackcomb.
Steve Rogers / Tourism Whistler.
Approximately 120km from Vancouver, the Whistler-Blackcomb resort offers one of the most beautiful ski regions in North America where World Cup events have been hosted for a number of years.
Helen Schettini is Snowboard Canada's Cover Girl Kamloops native and Whistler snowboarder Helen Schettini is a cover girl —.
The 2011 TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) was the most exciting festival in years, with big events and big athletes making it to Whistler, B.C.
For those of you who want to experience some real backcountry snowmobiling , Whistler and the Blackcomb Mountains in Canada give you the chance to shred through some impressive winter landscapes.
Nov 16, 2012 Deborah Whistler Fleet Owner.
But the best après spot in Whistler may be in the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa at Four Seasons Resort Whistler.
4545 Blackcomb Way Whistler, BC.
Packed with activities, the week plays host to gay ski enthusiasts in search of an alternative to the circuit scene of other ski weeks, like Whistler and Aspen.
Nov 14, 2012 Deborah Whistler Fleet Owner.
Call him the David Lee Roth of whistlers.
Amplifying a recent trend, the 2010 Winter Olympics will be split between two cities – Vancouver and Whistler – almost completely separate from each other.
Snowy winter evening in Whistler Village with views of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains in the background.
Whistler at any budget.
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In science:

The two proton (ion) distributions are taken in the phases when fully developed whistlers with trapped ions and phase-space vortex formation exist, and when these whistlers have been completely damped by the trapped component.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Shown is the part of the pulsation where it encounters the whistlers.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
At time tωci = 95 the trapped ions have damped the whistlers.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
FIG. 42: Connection between upstream (foot) whistlers and downstream (transmitted/excited) long duration whistlers behind the (quasi-perpendicular) shock [data taken from 106].
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The whistlers form a well distinct band in the downstream region.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Waves at the local whistler frequency appear in the shock foot.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Behind the shock only the higher frequency part of this whistler band survives.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
Both curves show the presence of whistler waves at a fraction of the electron cyclotron frequency.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The higher frequency branch of the upstream waves propagates in the whistler mode.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
An example of an observation of (what is believed to be) whistler waves across a (quasi-perpendicular) shock is shown in Figure 42.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The upstream whistlers in the foot of the shock form a broad intense fluctuation band well below the electron cyclotron frequency (the about stationary horizontal line upstream of the shock ramp).
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The continuity of the whistler band from upstream to downstream suggests the former: probably most of the downstream spectrum leaks in from upstream.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
If this is the case, then the lower cut-off of the spectrum is due to the propagation direction of the whistlers.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
The upstream whistler waves are attached to the leading edge of the shock, respectively the pulsation – in the case of a quasi-parallel shock.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
We already saw that the arrival of a new pulsation in the quasi-parallel case damps these whistlers out, in the simulations apparently killing them completely.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
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