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to whistle off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whistle \Whis"tle\, v. t. [1913 Webster] 1. To form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air. [1913 Webster] 2. To send, signal, or call by a whistle. [1913 Webster] He chanced to miss his dog; we stood still till he had whistled him up. --Addison. [1913 Webster] To whistle off. (a) To dismiss by a whistle; -- a term in hawking. "AS a long-winged hawk when he is first whistled off the fist, mounts aloft." --Burton. (b) Hence, in general, to turn loose; to abandon; to dismiss. [1913 Webster] I 'ld whistle her off, and let her down the wind To prey at fortune. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: "A hawk seems to have been usually sent off in this way, against the wind when sent in search of prey; with or down the wind, when turned loose, and abandoned." --Nares. [1913 Webster]