whistling swan

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Recent Examples on the Web This whistling swan, made by John Haynes Williams in 1910, sold for $348,500, more than double its high estimate of $150,000. Fortune, "The 10 Biggest Surprises From the $828 Million Rockefeller Auction," 12 May 2018 John Haynes Williams' whistling swan decoy went for more than $348,000, the most ever for such a decoy and the artist. CBS News, "Rockefeller auction nets record $832 million," 12 May 2018

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Whistling swan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whistling%20swan. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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