Examples from the Web for lapwing
The lapwing escaped unhurt, and flew screaming into the air, but Selta held to the hawk till we ran up and helped her.The Pilots of Pomona|Robert Leighton
You resemble the lapwing, who crieth most where her nest is not.The Ornithology of Shakespeare|James Edmund Harting
Horatio (Hamlet, v. 2) says of Osric: This lapwing runs away with the shell on his head.Folk-lore of Shakespeare|Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Up in the heather the lapwing flew about flapping her wings.Tales of Two Countries|Alexander Kielland
In some of them the hind toe, which has already ceased to have any function in the lapwing, is wholly wanting.
British Dictionary definitions for lapwing
Word Origin for lapwing
Word Origin and History for lapwing
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."