Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Some small wading bird that runs along the sand, not a lark; any sandpiper or sand-plover, as a dunlin, dotterel, ringneck, etc.
- n. The common sandpiper, Tringoides hypoleucus: also sandy laverock.
- n. The sanderling, Calidris arenaria.
- n. A true lark of the genus Ammomanes, as A. deserti, having a pale sandy plumage.
“This forenoon we saw a gannet, a sand-lark and some water-snakes which in general were from two or three feet long.”
“This forenoon we saw a gannet, a sand-lark, and some water-snakes, which in general were from two to three feet long.”
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