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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of precocial limicoline grallatorial birds, type of the family Recurrirostridæ, having a long and very slender depressed and recurved bill, extremely long slender legs, and four toes, the three front ones of whieh are webbed; the avosets.

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  • noun type genus of the Recurvirostridae: avocets

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