lapwing

Part of speech: noun

A plover - like bird.

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Usage examples "lapwing":

  1. She had such a mortal terror where cows were concerned that she would run like a lapwing when she heard one come lowing up the lane behind the house. - "A Houseful of Girls", Sarah Tytler.
  2. " There be those that call it the lapwing," pursued Humphrey. - "A Boy's Ride", Gulielma Zollinger.
  3. The Lapwing, however, proved not to be sufficiently powerful for this service. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.