More example sentences
- There, the strains of the hymns all but drowned the chaffinches and the cries of the whaups.
- The whaups were crying, but none came near him, though he looked hard for the bird that had spoken with him.
- A bird known as the whaup is, in fact, the curlew, a long-beaked bird which you can find online in pictures.
mid 16th century: imitative of the bird's cry.