Grass snipe

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grass snipe (Zoöl) the pectoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called also jacksnipe in America.
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Usage

In literature:

The brown will descend the stalk till the snipes come with grey-grass colours in their wings.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
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