plover

Part of speech: noun

A short tailed wading bird.

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Usage examples "plover":

  1. Now, can the action of the plover in this case be explained on the theory of instinct alone? - "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
  2. Our little child here, our baby, we will dress him in little white coat, with small wings, as an Easter angel, and he will carry a large white Easter egg, and inside shall be a basket of plover eggs, of which the Prince is so fond, and he shall give it to his Highness as Easter offering. - "The Chronicles of Clovis", Saki.
  3. Just as the first sheep were descending the deep slope of the tank, a Plover rose from amongst the bushes with a shrill cry. - "Dot and the Kangaroo", Ethel C. Pedley.