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whis·tle

(wis'ĕl),
1. A sound made by forcing air through a narrow opening such as pursed lips.
2. An instrument for producing a whistle.
[A.S. hwistle]
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whistle

(hwĭs′ĕl)
1. A sound produced by pursing one's lips and blowing.
2. A tubular device driven by wind that produces a loud and usually shrill sound.
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Mr White says he was dismissed for refusing to discipline the woman who blew the whistle on abuse allegations at Hazelcroft Residential Home.
A lawyer named Pat Holloway who represented a small oil company (which has filed suit against some of the larger companies) blew the whistle on the meeting.
Paul van Buitenen, the Dutch auditor who blew the whistle on corruption in the European Commission, was suspended and now faces disciplinary charges.