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Bri Edwards

Veteran Poet - 3,857 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Piping Plover..... [bird; what's in a name? ; Very Short]


A cute little shorebird bears that Piping Plover name.
I wonder from where the bird’s first name came.
Is it drawn somehow from the plumbing trade, .....
or from how its colored feathers are “out-laid”?

Then again, the bird’s first name and the word meaning “a shrill, high-pitched sound”.....are the same.

(Feb.2013)

Submitted: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013
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i 'love' birds and i was probably looking at a picture of a piping plover, in a book or on a sign, when i seriously wondered where the name came from. i really think it was unknown to me though i somehow eventually came up with the answer to my question. below, i have pasted two definitions of 'piping' from the internet to explain my other thoughts, silly thoughts though they were.

Within industry, piping is a system of pipes used to convey fluids (liquids and gases) from one location to another.

In sewing, piping is a type of trim or embellishment consisting of a strip of folded fabric inserted into a seam to define the edges or style lines of a garment or other textile object.

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