Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The European curlew; called also awp, whaup, great whaup, and stock whaup.
  • n. The whimbrel; called also May whaup, little whaup, and tang whaup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The European curlew; -- called also awp, whaup, great whaup, and stock whaup.
  • n. The whimbrel; -- called also May whaup, little whaup, and tang whaup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See whaup.

Etymologies

So called from one of its notes. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ‘Ow, man! ye should hae hadden eassel to Kippletringan; ye maun gae back as far as the whaap, and baud the whaap till ye come to Ballenloan, and then — ‘This will never do, good dame! my horse is almost quite knocked up; can you not give me a night’s lodgings?’

    Guy Mannering

  • 'Ow, man! ye should hae hadden eassel to Kippletringan; ye maun gae back as far as the whaap, and baud the whaap till ye come to Ballenloan, and then --'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

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