The curious call, from which this plover derives its popular name, is familiar to every resident in India.
The engineer, followed by plover and Warren, went down to his post.
A plover uttered his disconsolate, wailing cry far out to sea.
Now and again the peep of the prairie chick or the call of the plover came to their ears.
Several of the people waded out into the marshes, and we had to-night a delicious supper of ducks, geese, and plover.
"Nothing unusual," replied the colonel, shelling a plover's egg.
I went, therefore, to her old house on plover street in a calm and lovely frame of mind and helped get my aunt ready for the ride.
"A basket of plover's eggs," said the Headman of Half-a-Loaf.
The plover of the plain is the turnstone, strepsilus interpres.
The plover, indeed, is still with us, but in numbers lessening every year.
c.1300, from Anglo-French plover, Old French pluvier, earlier plovier (c.1200), from Vulgar Latin *plovarius, literally "belonging to rain," from Latin pluvia "rain (water)" from pluere "to rain," from PIE root *pleu- "to flow" (see pluvial). Perhaps so called because the birds' migration arrival coincides with the start of the rainy season, or from its supposed restlessness when rain approaches.