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English Dictionary: sandpiper by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sandpiper
n
  1. any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sandpiper \Sand"pi`per\, n.
      1. (Zo[94]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline
            game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas},
            {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family
            {Tringid[91]}.
  
      Note: The most important North American species are the
               pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa maculata}), called also
               {brownback}, {grass snipe}, and {jacksnipe}; the
               red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin
               ({T. alpina}); the purple sandpiper ({T. maritima}: the
               red-breasted sandpiper, or knot ({T. canutus}); the
               semipalmated sandpiper ({Ereunetes pusillus}); the
               spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail ({Actitis
               macularia}); the buff-breasted sandpiper ({Tryngites
               subruficollis}), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or
               upland plover. See under {Upland}. Among the European
               species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the
               sanderling, and the common sandpiper ({Actitis, [or]
               Tringoides, hypoleucus}), called also {fiddler},
               {peeper}, {pleeps}, {weet-weet}, and {summer snipe}.
               Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called
               sandpipers.
  
      2. (Zo[94]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.
  
      {Curlew sandpiper}. See under {Curlew}.
  
      {Stilt sandpiper}. See under {Stilt}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pride \Pride\, n. [Cf. AS. lamprede, LL. lampreda, E. lamprey.]
      (Zo[94]l.)
      A small European lamprey ({Petromyzon branchialis}); --
      called also {prid}, and {sandpiper}.
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