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The northern lapwing(see lapwing.See also lapwing
- ‘But on an evening like this at Hadrian's Wall, in the soft rain and with the cuckoo and the peewit for company, the wild and empty landscape forces a revision of my historical imagination.’
- ‘The old Waterworks should be investigated, as should the newly landscaped Bog Meadows and its peewits.’
- ‘Lapwings, also known as peewits due to their distinctive call, have white and greeny-black plumage topped by an elegant crest.’
- ‘She said the lapwing (or peewit) is also under pressure with its numbers being reduced by 40 per cent over the past 40 years.’
Early 16th century: imitative of the bird's call.
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