from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sandpiper of some kind, as the dunlin, the sanderling, etc.; also, the turnstone.
  • noun A ring-plover of some kind, as the ring-dotterel.
  • noun The sea-titling, Anthus obscurus. See rock-pipit.


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  • I searched every inch of the cliff-face for a foothold, but there was nothing there big enough for anything bigger than a sea-lark.

    Jim Davis

  • -- The brown old earth, in autumn, when all the glories of summer are fading, or have faded, wears a good gigantic smile, looking not backward, but forward, with his feet in the ripples of the sea-wash, and listening to the sweet twitters of the ` white-breasted sea-lark '.

    An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry

  • Then, again, our three common pipits -- the tree-pipit (Anthus arboreus), the meadow-pipit (Anthus pratensis), and the rock-pipit or sea-lark (Anthus obscurus) have each occupied a distinct place in nature to which they have become specially adapted, as indicated by the different form and size of the hind toe and claw in each species.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Amongst an immense number of others are found many new reptiles, some of them adapted for fresh water; species of birds allied to the sea-lark, curlew, quail, buzzard, owl, and pelican; species allied to the dormouse and squirrel; also the opossum and racoon; and species allied to the genette, fox, and wolf.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • On the shores, besides the sand-piper, described above, we found another, about the size of a lark, which bears a great affinity to the burre, and a plover differing very little from our common sea-lark.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16

  • The white breast of the sea-lark twitters sweet. "

    Browning's Heroines

  • To bask i 'the sun, "but in the short winter days, that the sea-lark keeps constant to the fringe of ocean.

    The Naturalist on the Thames


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