(pp), n. 1. The cry of a young chicken; a chirp.
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2. First outlook or appearance.
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Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn.
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3. A sly look; a look as through a crevice, or from a place of concealment.
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To take t' other peep at the stars.
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4. (Zol.) (a) Any small sandpiper, as the least sandpiper (Trigna minutilla). (b) The European meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis).
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Peep show, a small show, or object exhibited, which is viewed through an orifice or a magnifying glass. -- Peep-o'-day boys, the Irish insurgents of 1784; -- so called from their visiting the house of the loyal Irish at day break in search of arms. [Cant]
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