whist

[ UK /wˈɪst/ ]
NOUN
  1. a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
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How To Use whist In A Sentence

  • The figure slowly walked into the room whistling a familiar tune of one of his favorite bands.
  • Tayside Police admit the whistle-blower's inside knowledge shows he has to be a high-ranking officer - at least an inspector and probably a superintendent.
  • Folks may crow all they want about the roar of Niagara or the growlin’ of the sea—but give me a splendacious peal o’ stormbrewed thunder and your other nat’ral music is no more than a penny whistle is to a church organ! Nevermore
  • My whistle, it appeared, would have to remain mostly unblown. Times, Sunday Times
  • The whistle warned visitors that the ship was ready to sail.
  • Steven added four penalties and Warren potted a drop-goal in a game which was in the balance right to the final whistle.
  • The sound of the human whistle, like that in the most primitive instrumental forms - a whistle fashioned from a hollow tube of wood or straw - is made by the turbulence generated in an airstream at the narrow orifice formed by pursing the lips.
  • From the seed feeders on the deck come the euphonious calls of chickadees, the bell-like trill of the dark-eyed juncos, the down-slurred whistle of the titmice, the “ank-ank” of the nuthatches, the “zree” of the house finches, and the coo of doves; from the nectar feeders and flowers, the whirr of hummingbird wings. Birdology
  • Eli undershot this dark system. i oversaw Jaime when ate me Sky! it told present arch, that enwound sadly... above plough reeved whistle, driving wrung anti the week despite blue chance: "who he gainsaid us? 26th January '05
  • With the unfairness of it all, the final whistle was a merciful relief.
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