Within cooey
Cooey Coo"ey, Cooee Coo"ee, n. [Of imitative origin.] A peculiar cry uttered by the Australian aborigines as a call to attract attention, and also in common use among the Australian colonists. In the actual call the first syllable is much prolonged (k[=oo]"-) and the second ends in a shrill, staccato [=e]. To represent the sound itself the spelling {cooee} is generally used. [Written also {cooie}.]

{Within cooey}, within earshot. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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