The making of words from sounds; as, to hiss, a peewit or cuckoo from the sound it makes.
He could imagine it uttering the vibrant, plaintive cry of a peewit.
The "close order" flight of the peewit is well known; that of the starling is, if possible, even more wonderful.
Then he realised it was the grass, and the peewit was calling.
"That's a private trough," exclaimed a thin voice, high like a peewit's cry.
They cry pe-e-e-e-wi, pe-e-e-e-e-wi, and the Imp cries "peewit" back to them.
A peewit called by the water's edge, a cock crew from the farm-yard, and a dog barked lustily.
Then he realized it was the grass, and the peewit was calling.
Professor Ansted includes the peewit in his list, but only marks it as occurring in Guernsey.
They had met, and included in their meeting the thrust of the manifold grass stems, the cry of the peewit, the wheel of the stars.