Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See spotted sandpiper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common spotted sandpiper of North America, Tringoids macularius. See cut at Tringoides.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Imitative of its call.

Examples

  • Every bird that flies had come to the Father, but the peetweet had come last because he was lazy.

    The Book of Nature Myths

  • That is why the peetweet flies over river and lake, but ever cries eagerly, "Peet-weet, peet-weet!" for that is his word for "Rain, rain!"

    The Book of Nature Myths

  • The Father heard the lazy peetweet, and he said, "Do you not wish to show the waters where to go?"

    The Book of Nature Myths

  • But the peetweet went on, "I should think the lakes could find their way into the hollows of the mountains by themselves."

    The Book of Nature Myths

  • _Pages 70-72_ peetweet flies eagerly lakes hollows thirsty

    The Book of Nature Myths

  • Totanus macularius (spotted sandpiper or peetweet), everywhere.

    The Maine Woods

  • Then said he to the lazy peetweet, "Never again shall you drink of the water that is in river or lake.

    The Book of Nature Myths

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  • I was certain that this had something to do with peeing while tweeting.

    February 29, 2016

  • Spotted sandpiper.

    November 24, 2007