You resemble the lapwing, who crieth most where her nest is not.
"Wait a minute—only a minute," she said, and tripped off with the swift glide of a lapwing.
I notice that Pennant mentions that the lapwing is decoyed into nets by the twirling of looking glass.
It is as nervous about the site of its nest as a lapwing is.
As the lapwing, having guided Solomon through the desert, best knew what a king should be, he was asked whom they should choose.
We had not heard from brother Jack since he went aboard the lapwing.
Nevertheless, it is only during the non-breeding season that the lapwing can fairly be described as a marine bird.
The name of the lapwing aroused me; she was the brig in which my brother Jack had gone to sea.
The lapwing, or Green Plover, makes a very simple nest, only scratching a hole and lining it with bent or short grass.
And here is a moorcock's; and this—I should know it among a thousand—it's a lapwing's.
Middle English lappewinke (late 14c.), lapwyngis (early 15c.), folk etymology alteration of Old English hleapewince, probably literally "leaper-winker," from hleapan "to leap" + wince "totter, waver, move rapidly," related to wincian "to wink." Said to be so called from "the manner of its flight" [OED] "in reference to its irregular flapping manner of flight" [Barnhart], but the lapwing also flaps on the ground pretending to have a broken wing to lure egg-hunters away from its nest, which seems a more logical explanation. Its Greek name was polyplagktos "luring on deceitfully."
the name of an unclean bird, mentioned only in Lev. 11:19 and Deut. 14:18. The Hebrew name of this bird, _dukiphath_, has been generally regarded as denoting the hoope (Upupa epops), an onomatopoetic word derived from the cry of the bird, which resembles the word "hoop;" a bird not uncommon in Palestine. Others identify it with the English peewit.