Marjory was very anxious that Blanche should see a pewit's nest.
One of the first birds I saw, and one of the most puzzling, was the lapwing or pewit.
It is unmistakably spring, because the pewit bushes are budding and on yonder aspen we can hear a forsythia bursting into song.
When its eggs are laid, the pewit will fight fiercely with any other of its species which comes too near it.
Now and then I caught the cry of a pewit, or saw a snipe glance up from his bed; but mainly I was busied about the mare.
I distinctly remembered firing it at a pewit an hour before, for Edmee had wanted to examine the bird's plumage.
On the 7th, we saw a curlieu and a pewit, and on the 9th we caught a land-bird, very much resembling a starling.
In his best days, as he records in one of his letters, it was said of him that he “tripped like a pewit.”