American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of pewit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pewit.
- n. any of several birds
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs; the pewit.
- n. Any of several small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America.
- n. small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
- n. large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
“Invisible larks poured trills over the velvety green fields and the ice-covered stubble, the peewit wept over the hollows and marshes still filled with brown water; high up the cranes and geese flew with their spring honking.”
“And when these had vanished in the distance Graham heard a peewit wailing close at hand.”
“The down was desolate, east and west, north and south; the road with its shallow ditches and white bordering stakes, ran smooth and empty north and south, and, save for that peewit, the blue sky was empty too.”
“Overhead an anxious peewit circled against the blue, and every now and then emitted its feeble cry.”
“I just had a peewit bird follow me around the garden.”
“As our peewit takes its name from the sound of its voice, so does the teru-tero.”
“The cries of the curlew and peewit, the honey-pale orb of the moon”
“The peewit was running about in the grass, one wing dangling to the ground.”
“Here you may find nests of the strong down partridge and peewit, but take care that the keeper isn't down upon you; and in the middle of it is an old cromlech, a huge flat stone raised on seven or eight others, and led up to by a path, with large single stones set up on each side.”
“He growled a little at me and demanded, "Prithee, how comes it your peewit-brain bears such a ballast of fusty book-knowledge, chit?”
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