lapwing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lapwing large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lapwing (Zoöl) A small European bird of the Plover family (Vanellus cristatus, or Vanellus vanellus). It has long and broad wings, and is noted for its rapid, irregular fight, upwards, downwards, and in circles. Its back is coppery or greenish bronze. Its eggs are the “plover's eggs” of the London market, esteemed a delicacy. It is called also peewit dastard plover, and wype. The gray lapwing is the Squatarola cinerea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lapwing A plover-like bird with four toes, a crest, and lustrous plumage, belonging to the genus Vanellus and family Charadriidæ. The best-known lapwing is V. cristatus, a common European bird, also called pe-wit, from its cry. The adult male has the upper parts iridescent with green, violet, and purplish tints, the under parts white, a large area on the breast and the top of the head and the long crest black, the tail-coverts chestnut or orange-brown, the tail black and white, the bill black, and the feet red. It is about as large as a pigeon. The eggs are esteemed a great luxury, and many are annually sent to the London markets from the marshy districts of England, under the name of plovers' eggs. There are other species. Also called flopuing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lapwing lap′wing the name of a bird of the plover family, also called peewit, from its peculiar cry.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lapwynke, leepwynke, AS. hleápewince,; hleápan, to leap, jump + (prob.) a word akin to AS. wincian, to wink, E. wink, AS. wancol, wavering; cf. G. wanken, to stagger, waver. See Leap, and Wink
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lappewinke—A.S. hleápewincehleápan, to leap or run, and root of wink, to turn.

Usage

In literature:

With the "Lapwing" in tow, and the gentlest of breezes filling the lighter canvas, we shape our course eastward.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
A lapwing now With fierce-arm'd face he flies.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
But, as might have been expected, the parent lapwing never went near that nest again.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
Then she turned round suddenly, opened the door, and ran up the stairs rapidly like a lapwing, I after her.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
The Lapwing will serve as an illustration.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
At length he seemed to relinquish hope, and 'The Lapwing' proceeded on her voyage.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Horatio ("Hamlet," v. 2) says of Osric: "This lapwing runs away with the shell on his head.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
The actors, poor lapwings, are but pen-feathered; and once out, out for ever.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
The whaup, and plover, and lapwing piped, and whistled, and fluttered around me.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Sayer was appointed to the command of the Lapwing cutter in 1807, and of the Ranger in 1809.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
The 'wanton lapwing' would not get himself another crest, and the poet would have to furnish himself with another example.
"The Crooked Stick" by Rolf Boldrewood
Flying along the grass as softly as a lapwing, he reached the old gate.
"She's All the World to Me" by Hall Caine
Lapwings and storks, calling sadly, flew by in succession.
"Hania" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Peewits or lapwings not only pack in the winter, but may almost be said to pass the nesting time together.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
Far away the lapwings called: Ee-ooeet!
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
Then, in a twinkling, she was round the house like a lapwing and tapping at the door.
"Starvecrow Farm" by Stanley J. Weyman
The ruff is about the size of the lapwing, and is found in the north of Europe, near lakes, ponds, and extensive marshes.
"The Natural History of Cage Birds" by J. M. Bechstein
They are not half so pretty as the lapwings.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
When life was quite extinct we all gathered together, and a whoop of triumph awoke the echoes, startling the lapwings on the moorland.
"Sporting Society, Vol. I (of 2)" by Various
The scream of the curlew, the lapwing, the plover, and the shrill whistle of the eagle.
"The Celtic Magazine, Vol. I, No. VI, April 1886" by Various
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In poetry:

The curlew and the lapwing,
They look for a moment at me,
Then they whoop and dive together,
For they understand my glee.
"A Whiff Of Nature" by Alexander Anderson
I hear the curlew's sudden call,
The lapwing follows suit;
The little streamlet's tiny fall,
The distance makes half mute.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
I've heart of a lapwing.
God! how I hate
Din of these tram-cars,
Early an' late,
When t' wind is in alders
An' becks are in spate.
"Moorland Wife" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Briefly now the lapwing flies
O’er the bog-pond’s blushes,
Ere it folds its wings and lies
’Neath a roof of rushes.
Still, my heart, now sets the sun.
"Evening" by Jeppe Aakjaer
In fat—ribbed fallows
The lapwings nest,
And the home—coming swallows
Seek out where best
They may build, with a love that is sure and stable,
Their cosy cribs under last year's gable.
"Another Spring Carol" by Alfred Austin
"His beard on his back the lapwing wears.
His nose 'neath his chin the elfin bears.
More black is sin than the blackest sloe:
And thought is swifter than any roe.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

Northern lapwings, a species found in Eurasia, have been seen between Nova Scotia and North Carolina, but recently also have been spotted on Nantucket and in Plymouth.
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In science:

DOS) and projections onto the LAPW spheres is showm in Fig. 2.
Enhanced Born Charge and Proximity to Ferroelectricity in Thallium Halides
The LAPW basis functions are truncated at |k + Gi | ≤ 3.33 × 2π/a, corresponding to 225 LAPW functions at the Γ point.
Energy bandstructures of MgB2 and the related compounds
The usage of spherical harmonics in the LAPW basis set suggest to calculate the expressions hn′k |∂x + i∂y | nki and hn′k |∂x − i∂y )| nki and to derive the x− and y− component as their linear combinations.
Linear optical properties of solids within the full-potential linearized augmented planewave method
It was necessary to perform 17 independent LAPW calculations over a large range of volumes and c/a ratios.
Precise Tight-binding Description of the Band Structure of MgB2
Our LAPW equilibrium parameters are c = 6.55 a.u. and a = 5.75 a.u., as compared to the experimental values of c = 6.66 a.u. and a = 5.83 a.u.
Precise Tight-binding Description of the Band Structure of MgB2
We find that at a given set of lattice parameters (c,a) we can perfectly reproduce the energy bands of MgB2 . A comparison is shown in Fig. 1, where the solid and broken lines represent the LAPW and TB bands, respectively, at the LDA values of the equilibrium lattice parameters.
Precise Tight-binding Description of the Band Structure of MgB2
To facilitate the comparison we have normalized the muffin-tin decomposed LAPW values so that the contributions from the angular momentum components add up to the total DOS, as is the case in the TB.
Precise Tight-binding Description of the Band Structure of MgB2
Our TB value of the total DOS at εF is N (εF ) = 0.69 states/eV, which is almost identical to that found from our direct LAPW calculation.
Precise Tight-binding Description of the Band Structure of MgB2
As most of the first principles methods, LAPW is a procedure used to solve the Khon–Sham set of equations for the density of the ground state, the total energy, and the eigenvalues of a many–electron system.
Ab initio calculation of structural and electronic properties of Al$_x$Ga$_{1-x}$N and In$_x$Ga$_{1-x}$N alloys
Dridi et al. used LDA FP– LAPW and the virtual crystal approximation approach. J.
Ab initio calculation of structural and electronic properties of Al$_x$Ga$_{1-x}$N and In$_x$Ga$_{1-x}$N alloys
Carrier et al. used plane–wave pseudopotentials and the LAPW method with the LDA.
Ab initio calculation of structural and electronic properties of Al$_x$Ga$_{1-x}$N and In$_x$Ga$_{1-x}$N alloys
The reconstruction calculation itself uses a scalar relativistic description for the valence states, in a fully aspherical potential and using LAPW basis functions.
Accurate structure factors from pseudopotential methods
We used well converged basis sets and Brillouin zone samplings with LAPW sphere radii of 2.0 Bohr for both Sn and Te.
Thermopower of SnTe from Boltzmann Transport Calculations
For a given system size, full-core approaches within the DFT (like LMTO or LAPW [4, 6]) end up with a computational effort which is not too different from a pseudopotential calculation, but, as mentioned, they cannot presently compete with plane waves as far as moving ions are concerned .
Curvilinear coordinates for full-core atoms
Traditionally, magnetic materials containing transition metals have been studied using all electron methods with mixed basis sets, such as the linear augmented plane wave (LAPW), linear muffin tin orbital or Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker approaches.
First Principles Investigation of Ferromagnetism and Ferroelectricity in Bismuth Manganite
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