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lapwing: peewit; always with allusion to its habits, e.g. its wiliness in drawing away a visitor from its nest, its supposed habit of running about when newly hatched with its head in the shell Meas. I. iv. 32, Err. IV. ii. 27, Ado III. i. 24, Ham. V. ii. 193.
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