Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURLEW

At that instant the curlew shot over her head with its deep, mournful cry.

"The Curlew" dashed forward, rising and falling with the swells.

It was at once set; and "The Curlew" started on in the wake of the shower.

It ain't as if 'The Curlew' was loaded down, and lay low in the water.

Then silence again, save for the long-drawn wail of a curlew.

And afar off a curlew called, and a grouse crowed in defiance.

"I can't understand what is keeping the boys from the Curlew," she said.

She addressed the skipper of the Curlew as he brought his craft alongside.

Behind him were Hawkins, Bronson and the crew of the Curlew.

As the Curlew made ready to get under way, Hawkins appeared at the rail.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French courlieu (13c., Modern French courlis), said to be imitative of the bird's cry but apparently assimilated with corliu "runner, messenger," from corre "to run" (see current (adj.)). The bird is a good runner.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CURLEW

game bird

nounhunted bird
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.