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also pee·wee  (pē′wē)
Any of various small, often olive-gray flycatchers of the genus Contopus of the Americas, especially a wood pewee.

[Imitative of its call.]


(ˈpiːwiː) or


(Animals) any of several small North American flycatchers of the genus Contopus, having a greenish-brown plumage
[C19: imitative of its cry]


(ˈpi wi)

any of several New World flycatchers of the genus Contopus.
[1790–1800, Amer.; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pewee - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North Americapewee - small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
Contopus sordidulus, western wood pewee - small flycatcher of western North America
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There were some slight flurries of snow during the days that I worked there; but for the most part when I came out on to the railroad, on my way home, its yellow sand heap stretched away gleaming in the hazy atmosphere, and the rails shone in the spring sun, and I heard the lark and pewee and other birds already come to commence another year with us.
The mist rose and died away, and showed us that country lying as waste as the sea; only the moorfowl and the pewees crying upon it, and far over to the east, a herd of deer, moving like dots.
Songbirds that inhabit these forests include the red-eyed vireo, northern oriole, indigo bunting, gray catbird, and eastern wood pewee.
This sidewalk will also be part of the 13-mile Interurban Greenways that connects LaGrange to Buckner, Crestwood and Pewee Valley.
Edith Pewee, now 30, was among countless civilians who were victims of Charles Taylor's rebel National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL).
Nine-year-old Joe Stuart, the talented schoolboy who attends Knotty Ash Primary, claimed the boys pewee green belt to become English champion.
310) Pewee indicates that government possession or control of property need not continue for unlimited or great duration to be a per se physical taking.
Other migratory birds known to frequent traditional coffee farms include the ovenbird, wood thrush, Baltimore oriole, ruby-throated and buff-bellied hummingbirds, swallow-tailed kite, Kentucky warbler, hermit warbler, painted bunting, greater pewee, chuck-will's-widow and short-tailed hawk.
YET again Longford Park is blighted with travellers, to add to the pewee bike problems.
When the government physically takes possession of an interest in property for some public purpose, it has a categorical duty to compensate the former owner, United States v Pewee Coal Co.
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