Rock snipe


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rock snipe (Zoöl) the purple sandpiper (Tringa maritima); -- called also rock bird rock plover winter snipe.
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In literature:

Such are the rapid descent of the snipe, the soaring and singing of the lark, and the dances of the cock-of-the-rock and of many other birds.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Snipe was assigned to Hawk's trail and two men were sent to the wings to scout for him among the rocks.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
The Boer from behind his rock snipes you at a distance, but Sister Enteric, though unseen, as Brother Boer, is nearer to us.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross