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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Speight (Zoöl) A woodpecker; -- called also specht spekt spight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n speight A woodpecker.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. specht, probably akin to L. picus,: cf. D. specht,. √169. See Pie a magpie


In literature:

One day I got a telegram from Speight, the man that was working on a mine I had an interest in out in New Mexico.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
We passed a few minutes in the house of the missionary, to which Mrs. Speight kindly invited us.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
Dialect names for the woodpecker survive in Speight, Speke, and Spick, Pick (Chapter III).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
In North Carolina, WILLIAMSON voted for prohibition, and SPEIGHT against it.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden

In news:

Body found in Wilson is Speight .
Authorities in Wilson confirmed Friday that the body found in a local creek earlier this week is Courtney Speight .
Courtney Ann Speight (Image courtesy Wilson Police Department).
Online court records show Ramad Speight was released last week by a DC Superior Court judge under specific conditions.
And Mrs Richard Bartkowiak of Fredonia announce the engagement of their son, Richard John Bartkowiak, to Brittany Michelle Speight .
Speight is the daughter of Tommy and Michelle Sadler of Jackson, Tenn.
Seattle Opera's director Speight Jenkins awarded highest NEA honor.
Funeral services for Mrs Bonita Hagedorn Speight, 87, of Spencer, will be at 2 pm Friday, Sept 10, at First Christian Church in Spencer.
Cincinnati Opera Raps with Speight Jenkins.
Speight 's Coast to Coast.
Speight 's Coast to Coast Legs.
Grizzlies issue qualifying offers to forwards Darrell Arthur, Marreese Speights.
Grizzlies' Speights aims to repeat breakout season.
DONALSONVILLE — Seminole County junior Robert Speights and the Indians hustled their way to the program's biggest win in years on Tuesday.
The attack happened at around 2:11 am Monday, near the Speight Building and Christenbury Gym, ECU police said.

In science:

Speight has recently investigated the scattering of a topological soliton in a antiferromagnetic system, where the continuum dynamical equation resembles a second order relativistic wave equation.
The scattering of a skyrmion configuration on asymmetric holes or barriers in a model Landau-Lifshitz equation
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is to show how different properties of a data set affect the results from using a method developed in a previous paper (Speights & Westpfahl 2011, hereafter Paper I) for solving the pattern speed (Ωp ) equations of Tremaine & Weinberg (1984, hereafter TW84).
The Pattern Speeds of NGC 3031, NGC 2366, and DDO 154 as Functions of Radius