1590, Edmund Spenser, ''The Faerie Queene'', II.vii:
- Had he so doen, he had him snatcht away, / More light then Culuer in the Faulcons fist.
(c.) anonymous, “(w)” in ''Giles Earle his Booke'' (British Museum, Additional MSS. 24, 665):
- The palsie plagues my pulseswhen I prigg yoͬ: piggs or pullenyour culuers take, or matchles makeyour Chanticleare or sullen
1885, ''The book of the thousand nights and a night'' Vol. 5, Richard Burton:
- a culver of the forest, that is to say, a wood-pigeon.
A culverin, a kind of handgun or cannon.
(RQ:Scott Lay of the Last Minstrel)
A dove ((m) spp.)
(RQ:Wycliffe NT Lichfield)