Origin of wait-a-bit
Examples from the Web for wait-a-bit
His nap had brought a return of appetite; and the wait-a-bit thorns showed the marks of his prehensile trunk.
The British call them "wait-a-bit" thorns, and under either name they are equally dangerous.Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil
I was busy all the afternoon in cutting ‘wait-a-bit’ thorns for a kraal.
A sage-hen crouching low in sand and shadowed by wait-a-bit thorn twigs is pretty well hidden.The Red Mustang|William O. Stoddard
The country was rolling veld dotted with wait-a-bit thorn-bushes; the farmhouses few but large; the roads heavy with sand.The African Colony|John Buchan