Wink-a-peep

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Wink-a-peep the scarlet pimpernel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wincian (Ger. winken); akin to A.S. wancol, wavering.

Usage

In literature:

We call them wink-a-peep, and sometimes shepherd's weather-glass.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
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