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Whistle, subst. a small wind instrument; used at sea to summon the sailors to their duty: Tp. I, 1, 8. H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. Per. III, 1, 8. Used by sportsmen: “I have been worth the w.” Lr. IV, 2, 29 (Proverb: it is a poor dog that is not worth the whistling).
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