wood pewee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood pewee small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wood pewee (Zoöl) a bird (Contopus virens) similar to the pewee (See Pewee, 1), but of smaller size.
    • Wood pewee (Zoöl) a North American tyrant flycatcher (Contopus virens). It closely resembles the pewee, but is smaller.
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Usage

In literature:

Everywhere in these solitudes I am greeted with the pensive, almost pathetic not of the wood pewee.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
The note of the wood pewee is a human sigh; the chickadee has a call full of unspeakable tenderness and fidelity.
"Locusts and Wild Honey" by John Burroughs
Everywhere in these solitudes I am greeted with the pensive, almost pathetic note of the wood pewee.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
Dreamily sitting on a bare twig, the wood pewee is content.
"Some Summer Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
Of the smaller birds, the nuthatch, the wood and hermit thrush, whippoorwill, woodpeckers, wood-pewee, and others.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
The Wood Pewee's nest is a frail, shallow excuse for a nest, resting securely on a horizontal limb of some well-grown tree.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Here as well as in the wood we find the Pewee, or Phoebe.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
Everywhere in these solitudes I am greeted with the pensive, almost pathetic note of the Wood-Pewee.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
Next to the wood-pewee, he was the most friendly of our feathered neighbors.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
And once I found a wood pewee in a somewhat similar mood.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
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In poetry:

There is singing of birds in the deep wet woods,
In the heart of the listening solitudes,
Pewees, and thrushes, and sparrows, not few,
And all the notes of their throats are true.
"Forest Moods" by Archibald Lampman