whistle walk

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whistle walk (plural whistle walks)

  1. (US, idiomatic) The path slaves took to deliver food from the kitchen building of a plantation to the main dining room. Slaves were expected to whistle during this walk in order to assure their masters that they were not eating the food.


  • You All Spoken Here, by Roy Wilder, University of Georgia Press, 1998, Page 31