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Whaup

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whaup (Zoöl) See Whaap.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whaup A curlew.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Whaup hwawp (Scot.) a curlew—sometimes Great Whaup as opposed to Little Whaup, the whimbrel.
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Usage

In literature:

The whaups were crying everywhere, making the air hum like the twanging of a bow.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
To the mile they ran, Bobby went five, scampering in wide circles and barking and louping at butterflies and whaups.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
What would whaups be doin' here at this time of year?
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
The new sense of responsibility that had come to the Whaup determined him to return at once to Glasgow, and resume his studies.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
It'll do the whaups no harm scattering over the moor, for they've no aesthetic sensibilities.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
Oh, Maudie, Maudie, what would you give to hear a whaup whistle?
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
The stationmester's face got as reed's his nose, an' he ca'd Sandy for a' the impident whaups that ever travelled.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
Haud you hand, your father slew a whaup.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
In a grove of beeches about half a mile from Portree we landed, and Murdoch gave the call of the whaup to signal Donald Roy.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
I advise you, however, to fix down Whaup as early as you can for the cruise.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
Safer methinks wilt thou be a score or two yards further off, O Whaup!
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
The whaups do not tell them about the Glenkens.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
On the street I encountered Anthony Whaup.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 2" by Various
The whaup, and plover, and lapwing piped, and whistled, and fluttered around me.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
I advise you, however, to fix down Whaup as early as you can for the cruise.
"Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 6" by Various
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In poetry:

And the cry o' a whaup on the wing,
And a plover seekin' its bield. -
And oot o' my crazy lugs
Went the din o' the battlefield.
""On Leave"" by John Buchan
The whaup comes doon wi' an eerie cry,
An' the peesweep flaps a' day,
But they canna wauken the deid that lie
At rest in their shroods o' clay.
"Patrick Laing" by Alexander Anderson