from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as pewit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pewit.


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  • As I came near them, some of them kept flying round and round, just over my head, and crying _pewet_, so distinctly, one might almost fancy they spoke.

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • The wild mountain tract which stretched on either side of the road presented one bleak and brown surface, unrelieved by any trace of tillage or habitation; an apparently endless succession of fern-clad hills lay on every side; above, the gloomy sky of leaden, lowering aspect, frowned darkly; the sad and wailing cry of the pewet or the plover was the only sound that broke the stillness, and far as the eye could reach, a dreary waste extended.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2


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