Whistler


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whistler:

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ground-living rodent of the genus Marmota, of the squirrel family, closely related to the ground squirrel, prairie dog, and chipmunk. Marmots are found in Eurasia and North America; the best-known North American marmot is the woodchuck, M.
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Whistler,

town (1990 est. pop. 4,459), SW B.C., W Canada, 60 mi (97 km) N of Vancouver, near Alta and Green lakes in Whistler Valley in the Coast Mts. A popular summer resort area since the 1920s, it was also developed as a ski resort in the 1960s and now lies at the foot of Whistler Blackcomb, North America's largest ski resort and the site of the Alpine events in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Garibaldi Provincial Park is there.

whistler

[′wis·lər]
(geophysics)
An effect that occurs when a plasma disturbance, caused by a lightning discharge, travels out along lines of magnetic force of the earth's field and is reflected back to its origin from a magnetically conjugate point on the earth's surface; the disturbance may be picked up electromagnetically and converted directly to sound; the characteristic drawn-out descending pitch of the whistler is a dispersion effect due to the greater velocity of the higher-frequency components of the disturbance.

Whistler

James Abbott McNeill. 1834--1903, US painter and etcher, living in Europe. He is best known for his sequence of nocturnes and his portraits
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Whistler found portrait painting to be very slow and difficult.
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It's a short ways from the ski lifts to lodging, shopping and dining in Whistler.
In his famous Nocturnes series of paintings, Whistler was more concerned with tone values than with the direct representation of nature.
The case, which Whistler won, ironically left him nearly penniless but drew wide attention to his wit and character.
Vail Resorts Inc (NYSE:MTN) and Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc (TSX:WB) revealed on Friday that a final order approving the proposed strategic combination of Whistler Blackcomb with Vail by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, granted through an arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).