Origin of stone curlew
Examples from the Web for stone curlew
As autumn advances the stone-curlew gathers in large flocks, and then is as wary as its namesake.
I am assured now that it is the stone-curlew (Charadrius œdicnemus).The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2|Gilbert White
Willet, wil′et, n. a North American bird of the snipe family, belonging to the tattler group—also Stone-curlew.
Dear Sir,—The history of the stone-curlew, Charadrius œdicnemus, is as follows.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1|Gilbert White
It struck him suddenly that Miss Latimer herself looked like a stone-curlew.The Third Window|Anne Douglas Sedgwick