n.1.(Zool.) Same as Pewit.
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The fire tail tells the boys when nests are nigh & tweets & ryes from every passer bye The yellow hammer never makes a noise But ryes in silence from the noisey boys The boys will come & take them every day & still she lays as none were them away The nightingale keeps tweeting churring round But leaves in silence when the nest is found The pewet hollos chewsit as she ryes & flops about the shepherd where he lies But when her nest is found she stops her song & cocks [her] coppled crown & runs along Wrens cock their tails & chitter loud & play & robins hollow tut & rye away[.