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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whistling  \Whis"tling\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Whistle},  v. 
 
  {Whistling  buoy}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Buoy}. 
 
  {Whistling  coot}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  black  scoter. 
 
  {Whistling  Dick}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  An  Australian  shrike  thrush  ({Colluricincla  Selbii}). 
  b  The  song  thrush.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Whistling  duck}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  golden-eye. 
  b  A  tree  duck. 
 
  {Whistling  eagle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  Australian  eagle 
  ({Haliastur  sphenurus});  --  called  also  {whistling  hawk}, 
  and  {little  swamp  eagle}. 
 
  {Whistling  plover}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  golden  plover. 
  b  The  black-bellied,  or  gray,  plover. 
 
  {Whistling  snipe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  woodcock. 
 
  {Whistling  swan}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  European  whooper  swan;  --  called  also  {wild  swan}, 
  and  {elk}. 
  b  An  American  swan  ({Olor  columbianus}).  See  under  {Swan}. 
 
 
  {Whistling  teal}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  tree  duck,  as  {Dendrocygna 
  awsuree}  of  India. 
 
  {Whistling  thrush}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  several  species  of  singing  birds  of  the  genus 
  {Myiophonus},  native  of  Asia,  Australia,  and  the  East 
  Indies.  They  are  generally  black,  glossed  with  blue,  and 
  have  a  patch  of  bright  blue  on  each  shoulder.  Their  note 
  is  a  loud  and  clear  whistle. 
  b  The  song  thrush.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elk  \Elk\,  Elke  \Elke\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  European  wild  or  whistling  swan  ({Cygnus  ferus}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elk  \Elk\,  n.  [Icel.  elgr  akin  to  Sw  elg,  AS  eolh,  OHG. 
  elaho,  MHG.  elch,  cf  L.  alces;  perh.  akin  to  E.  eland.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  deer,  of  several  species.  The  European  elk  ({Alces 
  machlis}  or  {Cervus  alces})  is  closely  allied  to  the  American 
  moose.  The  American  elk,  or  wapiti  ({Cervus  Canadensis}),  is 
  closely  related  to  the  European  stag.  See  {Moose},  and 
  {Wapiti}. 
 
  {Irish  elk}  (Paleon.),  a  large  extinct,  Quaternary  deer 
  ({Cervus  giganteus})  with  widely  spreading  antlers.  Its 
  remains  have  been  found  beneath  the  peat  of  swamps  in 
  Ireland  and  England.  See  Illustration  in  Appendix;  also 
  Illustration  of  {Antler}. 
 
  {Cape  elk}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  eland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hooper  \Hoop"er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.)  [So  called  from  its  note.] 
  The  European  whistling,  or  wild,  swan  ({Olor  cygnus});  -- 
  called  also  {hooper  swan},  {whooping  swan},  and  {elk}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elk 
  n  :  large  northern  deer  with  enormous  flattened  antlers  in  the 
  male;  called  elk  in  Europe  and  moose  in  North  America 
  [syn:  {European  elk},  {moose},  {Alces  alces}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Elk,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  95432 
  Elk,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  99009 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Elk 
 
  {Extension  Language  Kit} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ELK 
  Extension  Language  Kit  (Scheme) 
 
 




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