You resemble the lapwing, who crieth most where her nest is not.
It is as nervous about the site of its nest as a lapwing is.
I notice that Pennant mentions that the lapwing is decoyed into nets by the twirling of looking glass.
We had not heard from brother Jack since he went aboard the lapwing.
As the lapwing, having guided Solomon through the desert, best knew what a king should be, he was asked whom they should choose.
The name of the lapwing aroused me; she was the brig in which my brother Jack had gone to sea.
Nevertheless, it is only during the non-breeding season that the lapwing can fairly be described as a marine bird.
"Wait a minute—only a minute," she said, and tripped off with the swift glide of a lapwing.
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.