Origin of curlew
Examples from the Web for curlew
An insurance company would not have considered Curlew's life at that moment a fair risk.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
My father's pilot boat, the Curlew, was strongly built and of great breadth of beam.The Pilots of Pomona|Robert Leighton
His advice was soon carried out and the Curlew lay under a bare pole on the muddy shoal.The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code|John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
As the Curlew made ready to get under way, Hawkins appeared at the rail.
Leaning against the sagging rail she watched the Curlew draw alongside the float.
British Dictionary definitions for curlew
Word Origin for curlew
Word Origin and History for curlew
mid-14c., from Old French courlieu (13c., Modern French courlis), said to be imitative of the bird's cry but apparently assimilated with corliu "runner, messenger," from corre "to run" (see current (adj.)). The bird is a good runner.