Definitions

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  • n. The peewit, or lapwing.
  • n. The greenfinch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pewit, or lapwing.
  • n. The greenfinch.

Etymologies

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So called from its note.

Examples

  • The very birds seemed to shun these wastes, and no wonder, since they had an easy method of escaping from them; — at least I only heard the monotonous and plaintive cries of the lapwing and curlew, which my companions denominated the peasweep and whaup.

    Rob Roy

  • The very birds seemed to shun these wastes, and no wonder, since they had an easy method of escaping from them; --- at least I only heard the monotonous and plaintive cries of the lapwing and curlew, which my companions denominated the peasweep and whaup.

    Rob Roy

  • The peasweep aye cries farthest frae his ain nest.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • The very birds seemed to shun these wastes, and no wonder, since they had an easy method of escaping from them; -- at least I only heard the monotonous and plaintive cries of the lapwing and curlew, which my companions denominated the peasweep and whaup.

    Rob Roy — Complete

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