little olive-colored woodland flycatchers of east the united states
- A common American tyrant flycatcher Sayornis phoeligbe or Sayornis fuscus labeled as additionally pewit and phoeligbe
- a typical American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. fuscus). Called also pewit, and phoebe.
- The woodcock.
"flycatcher, lapwing," 1810, variation of pewit (q.v.). See additionally peewee.
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.