cooee


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within cooee of (something)

Close to something, either literally or figuratively. "Cooee" is an Aboriginal word. Primarily heard in Australia, Ireland. There's a store within cooee of the house, so I can easily go and get more milk. Unfortunately, we are not within cooee of meeting the sales goal for this quarter.
See also: cooee, of, within

within cooee of

within reach of; near to.
Cooee originated as an Aboriginal word used as a shout to attract attention, and was adopted by European settlers in Australia. The literal meaning of the phrase within cooee of is ‘within hailing distance of’.
See also: cooee, of, within

within ˈcooee (of)

(AustralE, New Zealand) not far (from): There’s loads of cheap accommodation within cooee of the airport. ♢ (figurative) The government is not within cooee of reaching the growth targets.
Cooee is a noise a person makes as a way of attracting somebody’s attention.
See also: cooee, within
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Denmark expects to complete the research portion of COOEE in mid-2014.
Meadcon Pty Ltd for the provision of additional flexible learning area at Cooee Primary School.
AQUEOUS, QUEUE, ONOMATOPOEIA, COOEE, HAWAIIAN and SEQUOIA are perhaps the most familiar.
Africa) ooaa * O-O-A-A * w2 ooao ooee * COOEE * ooeu WATTSOOEUER ooii VOLTOOIING (completion Dutch) oooa OOOOPS (oops) oooo * KOOKKOOOOSE Hodge ooue * BEHOOUE (behove) oouo TIOUOOUORT (Mali) ouai * COUAITE (covet) ouea * AIOUEA * (a laurel) oueo ADMOUEO (to move to) ouie * BEOUIEN (bive) ouiu IOUIUS (a name) ouoi POUOIR (power) ouua STOUUAGE (stowage) ouuo TROUUOIT (see strange a1585) oaae SLOAAEN (Norway) oaau FAOAAUN (East Timor) oaei HOAEI (Laos) oaia TIMAROAIA (Morocco) oaio * LOAIASIS (medical condition oaoe GOAOEKOE (Indonesia) oaou BOAOUENE (Morocco) oaui ROAUING (see landmark n.
Cooee Primary School: $375,000 for the provision of an additional flexible learning area to meet growth.
TAAFFEITE (oed), KAARRE (tig), JERUBBAAL, CARIBBEE, SUBBOOKKEEPER, OCCAANECHY (Hodge), RACCOON, COFFEE, BUFFOON, GEGGEE, URHHEEN, FISHHOOK, IIKKA (tig), MARKKAA (cham), SUBBOOKKEEPER, AKKYYA (tig), BOUGANVILLIIDAE, SAMMAA, ANNAAS, BLENNIID, BUDENNYY (tig), COOEE, BOOKKEEPER, HOOQQA (oed), TIPPEE, WHIPPOORWILL, OPPUURS (tig), SARRII (Hodge), KIBROTHHATTAAVAH, QUUNNIPIEUCK (Hodge), ARROWWEED, BOWWOOD, QUIZZEE
WW92185 Jeff Grant offered ASSEGAAIING (chain), O-O-A-A (solid form OOAA only in Mrs Byrne's Dictionary, hyphenated in web2) and COOEE.
For example: "I've about as much chance as getting within Cooee of Kylie at a wet T-Shirt barbie.
She was a friend of the Cooee star actress Dorothy Dickson.
For Dvorak, the longest such words going forwards have six letters, and there are 33 of them: CLOOTS, CLOUDS, CLOUTS, COOEED, COOEES, CREEDS, CROONS, CROUTS, FLEETS, FLOODS, FLOUTS, FLUIDS, FOEHNS, FRAUDS, FREETS, FREITS, FRITTS, FRUITS, GLEEDS, GLEETS, GLOUTS, GRAINS, GREEDS, GREENS, GREETS, GROINS, GROUTS, PLAIDS, PLAINS, PLAITS, PREENS, PYLONS, and PYRANS.