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- n. Australia, informal, onomatopoeia A long, loud call used to attract attention when at a distance, mainly done in the Australian bush.
- n. Australia, informal A short distance; hailing distance.
- v. intransitive, Australia, informal To make such a call.
- interj. informal Used to attract someone's attention.
- From Dharug guuu-wi adopted into English by white settlers in Australia from 1790. (Wiktionary)
“If you have a Borders bookshop within cooee of you (as I do, yay) you can donate good quality second-hand books to them.”
“If you were ever within cooee of Zucker, I bet you did”
“If you’re within cooee of the S. E, I’d be delighted to shout you a brew, Mayhem!”
“The warning had scarcely been given by the leader, whose two companions reloaded their fire-arms, when they heard a shrill cry of a peculiar kind, which is in the Colony called a cooee, and which is chiefly used by parties in the bush to denote their positions or make known their desire of help, guidance, etc. The bushrangers halted and listened attentively; the cry was two or three times repeated, apparently by the same voice.”
“Presently there sounded upon the morning air the clear "cooee" of the range, particularly well known to every cowboy who had worked at Circle”
“And presently after I heard from afar his high, melancholy "cooee," and the crack of his thong in the afternoon air as he hastened out to his charges.”
“Anxious to escape thoughts so little comprehended, King hurried on, and essayed a feeble 'cooee' when a few yards from the sleeper.”
“Australian "cooee," following it up with a shrill piercing note from a little silver whistle; but the only response was the cry of an _ara_, one of the great scarlet and blue long-tailed macaws, whose harsh shriek came softened from the distance.”
“cooee" of the returning warriors; and then caught the bark of the fox, that told them that Paul and his posse had returned.”
“Simply put, I won't let a simple doctor within cooee of me with a needle, but I can let Pathologists and anesthetists do it - if stretched, a registered nurse.”
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