Galton whistle

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Gal·ton whis·tle

(gahl'tŏn),
a cylindrical whistle, attached to a compressible bulb, with a screw attachment that changes the frequency; used before audiometers to test the hearing.

Gal·ton whis·tle

(gawl'tŏn wis'ĕl)
A cylindric whistle, attached to a compressible bulb, with a screw attachment that changes the frequency; used to test hearing.

Galton whistle

(galt′ŏn)
[Sir Francis Galton, Brit. scientist, 1822–1911]
A whistle used to test hearing.

Galton,

Sir Francis, English explorer and anthropologist, 1822-1911.
Galton delta - a more or less well-marked triangle in a fingerprint; in dermatoglyphics, the figure at the base of each finger in the palm.Synonym(s): triradius
Galton law of regression - average parents tend to produce average offspring, but children of extreme parents inherit parental peculiarities to a lesser degree than they appear in the parentsSynonym(s): law of regression of mean
Galton system of classification of fingerprints - a system of classification based on the variations in the patterns of the ridges, which are grouped into arches, loops, and whorls.
Galton whistle - a cylindrical whistle attached to a compressible bulb used to test hearing.
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In Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class, Lopez illustrates how politicians use coded racial appeals to influence social discourse, win elections, suppress liberalism, weaken the middle class, push their own agendas, and serve the interests of wealthy Americans.
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Human voice can vary depending on their emotions and is not so useful in dog training, while on the other hand a dog whistle sound is always constant.
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The advert, to be aired for the first time in Austria this week, uses a high-pitched sound, like a dog whistle, that is beyond the range of human hearing.
Departing from the tactics of dog whistle racism in his dealings in Aboriginal affairs, Howard was now exploiting the very same issue, not for division this time, but for harmony in a more mature Australia.
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Sounds can come in frequencies too high (ultrasonic), and too low (infrasonic) for humans to hear, as you know if you've ever used a dog whistle.
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