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 for whistler
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gossat \Gos"sat\, n. (Zool.)
     A small British marine fish ({Motella tricirrata); -- called
     also whistler and three-bearded rockling. [Prov. Eng.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Golden-eye \Gold"en-eye`\ (g[=o]ld"'n*[imac]), n. (Zool.)
     A duck ({Glaucionetta clangula), found in Northern Europe,
     Asia, and America. The American variety (var. Americana) is
     larger. Called whistler, garrot, gowdy, pied widgeon,
     whiteside, curre, and doucker. Barrow's golden-eye of
     America ({Glaucionetta Islandica) is less common.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whistlefish \Whis"tle*fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     A gossat, or rockling; -- called also whistler,
     three-bearded rockling, sea loach, and sorghe.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whistler \Whis"tler\, n. [AS. hwistlere.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a
        whistling sound.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) The ring ousel.
        (b) The widgeon. [Prov. Eng.]
        (c) The golden-eye.
        (d) The golden plover and the gray plover.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) The hoary, or northern, marmot ({Arctomys
        pruinosus).
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     4. (Zool.) The whistlefish.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Whistler
      n 1: United States painter (1834-1903) [syn: Whistler, James
           Abbott McNeill Whistler]
      2: someone who makes a loud high sound
      3: large North American mountain marmot [syn: hoary marmot,
         whistler, whistling marmot, Marmota caligata]
      4: large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions [syn:
         goldeneye, whistler, Bucephela clangula]
      5: Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious
         whistling call [syn: thickhead, whistler]

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