The moon had risen and a whippoorwill was chanting his weird song on the lawn as Ben left them leaning on the gate.
The dusk sifted in about the house, faster and faster; a whippoorwill cried from the woods.
In fact, Tory and Miss Frean did not go indoors until, from somewhere deep in the woods, a whippoorwill began his evening call.
And if I win, I claim the first whippoorwill you shoot; the second may go to your aunt.
Silence, and then a whippoorwill answered sharply from out the forest.
He listened tensely, too, and fancied that he heard a whippoorwill.
All nature seemed to have gone to rest; not a whippoorwill chanted nor an owl hooted about the old buildings.
Even the call of a whippoorwill in the adjoining pasture worried me.
I inquired if there was another bird here, something like the whippoorwill, meaning the chuck-will's-widow.
It is little wonder that so many legends and omens follow the whippoorwill.
1709, imitative of its cry.