Weet-weet
Weet-weet Weet"-weet`, n. [So called from its piping cry when disturbed.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The common European sandpiper. (b) The chaffinch. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Weet-weet — n. [Native name in Victoria.] A throwing toy, or implement, of the Australian aborigines, consisting of a cigar shaped stick fastened at one end to a flexible twig. It weighs in all about two ounces, and is about two feet long. [Webster 1913 Sup …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weet-weet — Mark Twain en 1867 Un weet weet es un juguete arrojadizo de los aborígenes australianos. Contenido 1 Descripción …   Wikipedia Español

  • weet-weet — Sandpiper Sand pi per, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weet-weet — /ˈwit wit/ (say weet weet) noun an Aboriginal missile (also used as a toy) consisting of a small wooden or bone knob on a flexible handle, the knob being skimmed along the ground to bring down small birds and animals. {Australian Aboriginal;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • weet-weet — ˈwēt.ˌwēt noun ( s) Etymology: imitative 1. dialect England : the common European sandpiper 2. dialect : spotted sandpiper …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weet — Weet, a. & n. Wet. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weet — Weet, v. i. [imp. {Wot}.] [See {Wit} to know.] To know; to wit. [Obs.] Tyndale. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weet — peet·weet; weet·less; weet; un·weet·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Weet-Bix — is the name of high fibre breakfast cereal biscuits manufactured in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa by Sanitarium Health Food Company. The name is probably a derivative of wheat bricks or wheat biscuits and as such the plural for Weet… …   Wikipedia

  • Weet-bird — n. (Zo[ o]l.) The wryneck; so called from its cry. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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