Such a character as dotterel is hardly made to allude to the pocula coronata of the Romans.
The dotterel (Pluvialis morinellus) is a little larger than a Blackbird.
The resemblance of the dotterel's egg to a pebble is no greater than the resemblance between many eggs laid in nests and pebbles.
In short, whatever the fowler does, the dotterel does the same.
The thin pipe of the dotterel fell into the darkness beyond the shallows where the sea-mist lay.
Neither do the dotterel and the ring-ouzel, the latter in song so mellow, both moving on speedily into the hilly districts.
One day I managed to get six brace of ptarmigan and some dotterel—and very pretty birds they were.
The Johnnie Faws moved restlessly up and down the village; but most of them gathered at the dotterel, though they drank nothing.
We have seen eggs of the dotterel that had been taken on the Cumberland mountains in June.
A dotterel goes plaintively piping over the stones, and the "cheep, cheep," of the awakening ling-birds rises from every brae.