factory whistle

  1. a whistle at a factory that is sounded to announce times for starting or stopping work
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How To Use factory whistle In A Sentence

  • I’m de ting in coal dat makes it boin; I’m steam and oil for de engines; I’m de ting in noise dat makes yuh hear it; I’m smoke and express trains and steamers and factory whistles; I’m de ting in gold dat makes it money! Scene I. The Hairy Ape
  • Only at twelve noon it might be partly realized when the prolonged "toots" of seven factory whistles at once let off, so to speak, the hour. The Imperialist
  • With the bedboard, a couple of chairs, and some bricks, they could throw together a Ping-Pong table in minutes, and there they held court, showing off for the younger kids until the factory whistle blew. THE SECOND MARK
  • Wendy Gamble, president of the New Toronto Historical Society, describes a time when factory whistles sounded around town and workers would walk to work.
  • It was quiet from midnight to 6 a.m., but then it was like in the cartoons when the factory whistle blows, they just started crashing.
  • We live within earstot of the factory whistle.
  • Their effort, worthless in itself, merely a means to an end - the finishing line or the factory whistle signaling the end of the workday.
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