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.
Every bird that flies had come to the Father, but the peetweet had come last because he was lazy.
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 Father heard the lazy peetweet, and he said, "Do you not wish to show the waters where to go?"
But the peetweet went on, "I should think the lakes could find their way into the hollows of the mountains by themselves."
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Totanus macularius (spotted sandpiper or peetweet), everywhere.
Then said he to the lazy peetweet, "Never again shall you drink of the water that is in river or lake.