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Lapwing

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Lapwingn. [OE. lapwynke, leepwynke, AS. hleápewince; hleápan to leap, jump + (prob.) a word akin to AS. wincian to wink, E. wink, AS. wancol wavering; cf. G. wanken to stagger, waver. See Leap, and Wink.].
     A small European bird of the Plover family (Vanellus cristatus, or Vanellus vanellus). It has long and broad wings, and is noted for its rapid, irregular fight, upwards, downwards, and in circles. Its back is coppery or greenish bronze. Its eggs are the “plover's eggs” of the London market, esteemed a delicacy. It is called also peewit, dastard plover, and wype. The gray lapwing is the Squatarola cinerea.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Lapwing, n. a plover, Vanellus vanellus, with black and white plumage, crested head, and a shrill cry.

Etymology
OE hleapewince f. hleapan LEAP + WINK: assim. to LAP(1), WING

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