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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A group of birds characterized by having long slender bills, as the sandpipers, curlews, and ibises. It is now regarded as an artificial division.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Cuvier's system of classification, a family of Grallæ or wading birds, including the snipes and their allies, together with the ibises, ranged here on account of their superficial resemblance to curlews.


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