cooee, n., int., & v. colloq.
--n. & int. a sound used to attract attention, esp. at a distance.
--v.intr. (cooees, cooeed, cooeeing) make this sound.
within cooee (or a cooee) of Austral. & NZ colloq. very near to.
imit. of a signal used by Australian Aboriginals and copied by settlers