It is essentially a water-bird, and on shore is both slow and awkward.
A name of the water-bird also called sand-lark or sand-piper.
It is not a water-bird in structure, though it gets its living in the water, and never leaves the streams.
He was still talking to Whitewing about her when a peculiar whistle was heard outside, as of some water-bird.
From a lake, curled in a hollow like a patch of smoke, came the cry of a water-bird.
Didapper, did′ap-ėr, n. a water-bird that is constantly dipping or diving under water—also called the Dabchick.
It bore no resemblance whatever to the short rapid flapping of the swan, nor to the flight of any water-bird.
The cry of a water-bird broke shrilly on the silence of the night, and made us feel less lonely.