killdeer

NOUN
  1. American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry
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How To Use killdeer In A Sentence

  • However, there were plenty of resident shorebirds hanging out in the lagoon as well, such as the American coot, killdeer, and American avocet.
  • You climbed a fence out of the woods and the trail was hard in the sun across the field with cropped grass and sheep sorrel and mullen growing and to the left the quaky bog of the creek bottom where the killdeer plover fed. Hemingway on Hunting
  •  From the pictures Bobby identified a killdeer, a finch, a swallow, a grosbeak. Amends '82: Part Two
  • Blackbirds catch them on the ground, as do the killdeer, titlark, meadow lark, and others; while orioles hunt for them on the bolls. Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation
  • In addition, killdeer, pipits and some shorebirds visit the grassy areas of landfills.
  • Mallards, ring-necked ducks, killdeer, marbled godwits, and peregrine falcons settle in for the fall.
  • Killdeers have brown upperparts, white underparts, and orange rumps.
  • These devils will scale heaven to circumvent us to our ruin", said Hawkeye; "keep him in play, boy, until I can bring" killdeer "to bear, when we will try his metal on each side of the tree at once". The Last of the Mohicans
  • In addition, killdeer, pipits and some shorebirds visit the grassy areas of landfills.
  • I do not admit the right of the Mingoes to bestow a name on one whose friends have been mindful of his gifts, in this particular; especially as their title is a lie, "killdeer" being a grooved barrel and no carabyne. The Last of the Mohicans
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