Dixie

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Dixie

1. the southern states of the US; the states that joined the Confederacy during the Civil War
2. a song adopted as a marching tune by the Confederate states during the American Civil War

Dixie

popular name for Southern states in U.S. and for song. [Am. Hist.: EB, III: 587]
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When long guide rods first came along they were heralded as magical things that did everything but whistle Dixie. Various gunsmiths touted them as making the gun more reliable, improving accuracy and preventing the recoil spring from binding.
"If this man is a good writer," wrote Calder Willingham about William Faulkner, "shrimps whistle Dixie." The power of imagination in service to slander can steal the breath away.
Things happened a bit quickly for WHISTLE DIXIE in Limini's race in Cheltenham and we'll be hoping for a better performance, over two and a half miles, in what looks a wide open Grade 1 mares race.
Muddy marvel: Whistle Dixie (Bryan Cooper) has the mares' hurdle in safe keeping at Navan yesterday.
Stable-companion Whistle Dixie doubled up for the trainer in the mares bumper when justifying odds-on favouritism at the expense of Honeys Joy, from the Mullins camp.
Three cheers for everyone who brought a packed lunch but everyone else could whistle Dixie because there was not a biccie or a sarnie to be had.
Odds-on shot beaten after 1-4 shot Timing'Severything was beaten at Wexford on Saturday, it was the turn of 2-7 shot Whistle Dixie in the opening mares' maiden hurdle here as she had her colours lowered by 8-1 chance elusive ivy.
Whistle Dixie has yet to reproduce her good bumper form and, even with drying ground a help, needs to improve in the mares novice race.
VVTHAT was the second big upset of the meeting after 2-7 hotpot Whistle Dixie had been turned over on her reappearance in the opener, having touching a low of 1.09.