This was followed by two whistling sounds of canister shot, one after another.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
From different sides came whistling sounds and the thud of cannon balls and bursting shells falling on the town.
A steady chirping and whistling came from the forest.
Suddenly the strange sound of a far-off whistling and thud was heard, followed by a boom of cannon blending into a dull roar that set the windows rattling.
At the same instant he was dazzled by a great flash of flame, and immediately a deafening roar, crackling, and whistling made his ears tingle.
The bullets were whining and whistling so stimulatingly around him and his horse was so eager to go that he could not restrain himself.
A pleasant humming and whistling of bullets were often heard.
Louisa Ivanovna consented to go, and in half an hour four troyka sleighs with large and small bells, their runners squeaking and whistling over the frozen snow, drove up to the porch.
They utter a sharp whistling sound not unlike that of the chamois, but when greatly irritated or frightened make a peculiar snorting noise.