from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old name of the curlew, Numenius arquatus, from its long arcuate bill. Also written arcuata.


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  • The avifauna includes black stork Ciconia nigra, white stork Ciconia ciconia, golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, greater spotted eagle A. clanga (VU), white-tailed eagle Haliaetus albicilla, great snipe Gallinaga media, corncrake Crex crex, eagle owl Bubo bubo. great grey owl Strix nebulosa and Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • Curlew the Common, _Numenius arquata_, Y.ii. 610 (there are other varieties). l.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Our results were two species of kingfishers (_alcedo_), the third and larger kind not showing; a true curlew (_Numenius arquata_), charming little black swallows (_Wardenia nigrita_), the common English swallow;

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • I shot one, and ascertained it to be a variety of scolopax arquata; and perceived, after I noticed the fact, that the alarm was invariably given.

    Travels in the Interior of America, in the Years 1809, 1810, and 1811

  • These birds arrive by the thousands every year and include plovers (Mongolian plover [Charadrius mongolus]), sandpipers (spoon-billed sandpiper [Eurynorhynchus pygmeus]), black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), Eurasian curlew (N. arquata), Temminck's stint (C. temminckii), and Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans).

    Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests

  • quorum de medio lucida flamma micat; arquata est rutilo capiti radiata corona

    The Phoenix


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