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  • Black-Throated Butcherbird, aka The Painted Snipe aka The Superb Bare-Faced Lyrebird aka The Total Bustard.

    At My Table

  • "Snipe," he said -- and seeing that Mr Snipe's ears were open, he continued -- "I can't tell how it is, but I saw, when first I came, you had never been in a reg'lar fambly -- never."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • [Probably a variant of "Snipe", but in some books it is understood as a different bird.] roast, toast

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • My dog "Snipe" and I crept into the cabin out of the cutting wind, which was dead ahead, and proceeded to discuss our impromptu Christmas fare, which, after all, was not so bad, and reflected great credit on the boy's cooking powers.

    Life and sport in China Second Edition

  • At that instant "Snipe," the household and post-office dog, ran across the floor with high-careering head, holding a huge envelope in his teeth.

    Vesty of the Basins

  • That man had begun life poor -- poor as a snipe; sometimes I used to handle that very word "Snipe" a-describin 'Elnathan Allen's former circumstances to Josiah, when he got too overbearin' about him.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • The Dana who loves the smell of diesel in the morning on L.A. Times: Republicans "Snipe" at Obama, Even as He "Swim [s] Against the Partisan Tide" -- Meanwhile, Layoffs Are "Adding Urgency to the Need to Agree on a Stimulus Plan" ...

    Patterico's Pontifications

  • Ed from PA on L.A. Times: Republicans "Snipe" at Obama, Even as He "Swim [s] Against the Partisan Tide" -- Meanwhile, Layoffs Are "Adding Urgency to the Need to Agree on a Stimulus Plan" ...

    Patterico's Pontifications

  • Emperor7 on L.A. Times: Republicans "Snipe" at Obama, Even as He "Swim [s] Against the Partisan Tide" -- Meanwhile, Layoffs Are "Adding Urgency to the Need to Agree on a Stimulus Plan" ...

    Patterico's Pontifications

  • Steverino on L.A. Times: Republicans "Snipe" at Obama, Even as He "Swim [s] Against the Partisan Tide" -- Meanwhile, Layoffs Are "Adding Urgency to the Need to Agree on a Stimulus Plan" ...

    Patterico's Pontifications

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