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Lapwing, the bird Vanellus, alias peewit: “'tis my familiar sin with maids to seem the l. and to jest, tongue far from heart,” Meas. I, 4, 32*; cf. “far from her nest the l. cries away,” Err. IV, 2, 27. “Beatrice like a l. runs close by the ground,” Ado III, 1, 24. “this l. runs away with the shell on his head,” Hml. V, 2, 193.
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