from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pectoral sand-piper, Tringa (Actodromas) maculata. Also called grass-snipe.


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  • He was a solitary old native paddling about at the entrance to the "grass-bird region" in a huge dugout as time - scarred as himself.

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  • In this part of the world, Lafontaine would have been compelled to choose some more humble bird, to teach us so cleverly the useful lesson of self-dependence; but if he had chanced to make acquaintance with the meadow-lark, the grass-bird, the bobolink, or even the modest little song-sparrow, he would have taught either of them, in a trice, to sing with more than all "l'esprit des Mortemars."

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