from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The black guillemot, Uria or Cepphus grylle. See cut under guillemot.
- n. The dowitcher, or red-breasted snipe: a misnomer.
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There -- long after every other port was closed -- the desperate, but wary, sea-pigeon would evade the big and surly watcher on the coast.