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Plev-, Pliver, n. Also: pleff- and -ar, -ir. [ME. and e.m.E. plewer (north., 1390–1), pleuer (1486), thereafter appar. only Sc., OF. pleuvier, var. of plovier Pluvar n.] A plover. = Pluvar n. (a) To eit swan cran pertrik and plever; Dunb. xxv. 51 (B).
1572 Sat. P. xxxiii. 396 (see Partrik n. 1 (d)).
Pleffaris; Pitsc. II. 173 note.
1597 Household Bks. Jas. VI 2 Nov.
That this act sall nawyis comprehend cvnnyng wodcokis pleuiris nor wilgus; 1599 Acts IV. 181/1.
Ane pair of pleuaris pypping hait; Philotus xxi.
(b) The airne … had wont to dyne On pairtrick and on pliuer : liuer]; Burel Pilgr. i. xx.
Kaipounis pliueris and vtheris sik kynd of cheir vset thay; Dalr. I. 90/5. Buccleuch Household Bk. 22 Nov.
The pair of plivers 8.0; 1668 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 52.
A dog … of scent so cliver As to miss neither hare nor pliver; Colvil Whig's Suppl. i. 20.
The best pair of plivers [10 s.]; 1688 Edinb. B. Rec. XI. 277.

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