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English Dictionary: stilt sandpiper by the DICT Development Group
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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
      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
      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]:
   Stilt \Stilt\, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta,
      LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E.
      1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop
            to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is
            sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged
            upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.
                     Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
      2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.]
      3. (Zo[94]l.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to
            {Himantopus} and allied genera, in which the legs are
            remarkably long and slender. Called also {longshanks},
            {stiltbird}, {stilt plover}, and {lawyer}.
      Note: The American species ({Himantopus Mexicanus}) is well
               known. The European and Asiatic stilt ({H. candidus})
               is usually white, except the wings and interscapulars,
               which are greenish black. The white-headed stilt ({H.
               leucocephalus}) and the banded stilt ({Cladorhynchus
               pectoralis}) are found in Australia.
      {Stilt plover} (Zo[94]l.), the stilt.
      {Stilt sandpiper} (Zo[94]l.), an American sandpiper
            ({Micropalama himantopus}) having long legs. The bill is
            somewhat expanded at the tip.
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