peetweet


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peet·weet

 (pēt′wēt′)
[Imitative of its call.]

peetweet

(ˈpiːtˌwiːt)
n
(Animals) US another name for the spotted sandpiper
[C19: imitative of its cry]
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Ducks and geese frequent it in the spring and fall, the white-bellied swallows (Hirundo bicolor) skim over it, and the peetweets (Totanus macularius) "teeter" along its stony shores all summer.
Note that the L and R edge words of PEETWEETS are synonymic transposals.
We also heard the note of one fish-hawk, somewhat like that of a pigeon-woodpecker, and soon after saw him perched near the top of a dead white-pine against the island where we had first camped, while a company of peetweets were twittering and teetering about over the carcass of a moose on a low sandy spit just beneath.