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GAS'KINS, n. plu. Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.]

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GAS'KINS, n. plu. Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.]

GAS'KINS, n. plur.

Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.] Shak.

  1. Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  2. Packing of hemp.

  3. A horse's thighs.

    [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
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GAS'KINS, noun plural Galligaskins; wide open hose. [See Galligaskins.]

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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WHISTLE, v.i. hwisl. [L., a whistle; allied to whisper.]

1. To utter a kind of musical sound, by pressing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips.

While the plowman near at hand, whistles oer the furrowd land.

2. To make a sound with a small wind instrument.

3. To sound shrill, or like a pipe.

The wild winds whistle, and the billows roar.


1. To form, utter or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or air.

2. To call by a whistle; as, he whistled back his dog.

WHISTLE, n. [L.]

1. A small wind instrument.

2. The sound made by a small wind instrument.

3. Sound made by pressing the breath through a small orifice of the lips.

4. The mouth; the organ of whistling. [Vulgar.]

5. A small pipe, used by a boatswain to summon the sailors to their duty; the boatswains call.

6. The shrill sound of winds passing among trees or through crevices, &c.

7. A call, such as sportsmen use to their dogs.

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