The curious call, from which this plover derives its popular name, is familiar to every resident in India.
"Nothing unusual," replied the colonel, shelling a plover's egg.
A plover uttered his disconsolate, wailing cry far out to sea.
"A basket of plover's eggs," said the Headman of Half-a-Loaf.
Several of the people waded out into the marshes, and we had to-night a delicious supper of ducks, geese, and plover.
The plover, indeed, is still with us, but in numbers lessening every year.
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.
She was really ill; her face, indeed, became the colour of a plover's egg.
The plover of the plain is the turnstone, strepsilus interpres.
The engineer, followed by plover and Warren, went down to his post.
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.