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I find so many entries that use it as a misspelling of "wistful" that I have added it as a misspelling entry. I agree that the editor probably misinterpreted the quote. Kiwima (talk) 20:21, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
- Nothing for "having an abundance of card-playing"?It's lame, I know, but I've deleted far worse... Chuck Entz (talk) 21:45, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
- [Alteration (influenced by WISHFUL) of obsolete wistly, intently, perhaps from variant of whistly, whishtly, silently, from whist, silent, from whist, hush! (interjection calling for silence), from Middle English, of imitative origin.] DCDuring (talk) 22:05, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
- No dictionary includes whistful, so we are in good company in not treating it as more than a misspelling. But to me whistful seems to better fit normal English spelling patterns than wistful. Should it be an alternative spelling? DCDuring (talk) 22:09, 5 August 2017 (UTC)