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- n. A magpie; a water ouzel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The magpie. See piet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See piet.
The bird in question might, however, be more properly called, as Bewick calls it, 'water pyot,' or water magpie, for only its back and wings are black, -- its head brown, and breast snow white.
"Poor old chap!" he said to one perched high on an old stump, "wouldn't you like to have one sniff of a sea-breeze, and a look round for a sea-pyot or two?
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