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- n. A bird, the stilt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The stilt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long-legged person.
- n. A bird of the genus Himantopus; a stilt.
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Ada is more than a head taller than I am; Father said: Hullo you longshanks, how you have shot up.
Now, Cappin, what did you ever see in that blasted longshanks, Oakenberg, -- that called himself a doctor -- a fellow that sickened and killed more good fellows with his yarbs and poultices than he'll ever meet in heaven, -- what did you see in that skunk of a fellow to make you do for him what you did?
There is definitley a school thought that the "stone of scone" that was blagged by eddie longshanks was simply a lump of local sandstone subsituted by the monks at scone Abbey, as they knew edward was coming to get it, as he reckoned that Robert the Bruce could not be crowned legaly or at least traditionaly without the "STONE "you have to bear in mind that to the monks, this stone was in fact "Jacobs Pillow " of biblical fame.
Ada is more than a head taller than I am; Father said: "Hullo you longshanks, how you have shot up.