peewit


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Synonyms for peewit

large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs

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giant arms slant to the calm of lap, kneebone; blunt fingers splay to caress a rain-hollowed stone towards which the landscape of five parishes tends, band after band of final, peewit haunted cropless bogland.
Only the other day I told my gallops man, Reg Peewit, that it was a disgrace that the Tories were trying to get rid of their leader as, down here, we all think John Major is doing a fine job.
In Australia, a colloquial name for the magpie-lark is peewit.
An old country name for the lapwing is peewit - derived from their call.
The lapwing, or peewit, is on the brink of disaster with the number of breeding birds in the Midlands falling by a devastating 55 per cent in the past decade.
Strange (a late echo of the Aesthetic Movement's fascination for Japonaiserie), on Byzantine art by Robert Weir Schultz (a much neglected aspect of history, which Weir Schultz summarised in Lethabean style), and there were rather fay features like 'Reminiscences of a Lincolnshire Stream' complete with photographs of rabbits and a young peewit (charming as this was, it can scarcely have made much contribution to architectural debate).
From 11am-3pm tomorrow, Redcar writer, performer and storyteller Carmel Thompson will be talking about the adventures of Billy Peewit and the Lost Whale.
Breeding numbers of lapwings, also known as the peewit due to its distinctive call, have increased, thanks to successful management at the RSPB Malltraeth Marsh reserve on Anglesey in North Wales.
What bird is known as the peewit because of its cry?
The Smurfs made their first appearance in 1956 when creator Peyo introduced them in a story of Johan & Peewit in "Le Journal de Spirou.
ONE wonders if any ex-naval World War II personnel can give me any information on HMS Peewit, whether a vessel or shore station in 1944, and any relevant details for that particular year.
Conditional Jason Maguire was seen to good effect on Peewit Bridge, who forged clear in the first leg of the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase to give trainer Steve Brookshaw a second winner this month.
24 (435m): Riverview Dylan, Lois Ainne, Tullymurry Poet, Peewit, Cherrokee Gold, Farloe Lenson.
West Country conditional jockey Jay Harris partnered his fourth winner of the season when guiding Melling, trained by his boss Ron Hodges, to a five-length victory over Peewit Bridge in the two-mile-three-furlong novice handicap chase.
00 (435m): Riverview Dylan, Crooks Mercedes, Tullymurry Poet, Peewit, Highview Future (W).