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peetweet

[peet-weet] /ˈpit wit/
noun
1.
the spotted sandpiper.
Origin of peetweet
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; imitative rhyming compound; cf. pewee, pewit
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  • Now he told his own story, backed by Pete, and he was kind enough to leave out all about peetweet's whimpering.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Every bird that flies had come to the Father, but the peetweet had come last because he was lazy.

    The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
  • Yan would rather have had Sam along, but that couldn't be, and peetweet proved a good fellow, though rather slow.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • peetweet was much upset by this, not on account of fire now, but in case they should be out all night.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • But peetweet complained of burning thirst and drank recklessly.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • That is why the peetweet flies over river and lake, but ever cries eagerly, "Peet-weet, peet-weet!"

    The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
  • 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 Florence Holbrook
  • Say, peetweet, you'll suffer for that if you don't quit; that water isn't fit to drink unless you boil it.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
  • After two miles of this peetweet wanted to go back, but was scornfully suppressed by Little Beaver.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
British Dictionary definitions for peetweet

peetweet

/ˈpiːtˌwiːt/
noun
1.
(US) another name for the spotted sandpiper
Word Origin
C19: imitative of its cry
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