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

  Whistle \Whis"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whistled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Whistling.] [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan.
     hvisle, Icel. hv[imac]sla to whisper, and E. whisper.
     [root]43. See Whisper.]
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     1. To make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by
        forcing the breath through a small orifice formed by
        contracting the lips; also, to emit a similar sound, or
        series of notes, from the mouth or beak, as birds.
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              The weary plowman leaves the task of day,
              And, trudging homeward, whistles on the way. --Gay.
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     2. To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument,
        somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp,
        shrill tone.
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     3. To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill
        sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air.
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              The wild winds whistle, and the billows roar.
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