curlew sandpiper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n curlew sandpiper Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Curlew sandpiper (Zoöl) a sandpiper (Tringa ferrugineaorTringa subarquata), common in Europe, rare in America, resembling a curlew in having a long, curved bill. See Illustation in Appendix.
    • Curlew sandpiper See under Curlew.
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Usage

In literature:

With the duck come demoiselle cranes, curlews, storks, and sandpipers of various species.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
The Snipe, Sandpipers, Plovers, Phalaropes, Curlews, etc., are great destroyers of insects.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
SNIPES, SANDPIPERS, CURLEWS, ETC.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
Most of these were ring-dotterels, dunlins, and curlew-sandpiper, the two latter in full summer-plumage.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
Proceeding along, we saw a great number of Cactus, some Bartram Sandpipers, and a Long-billed Curlew.
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon
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