from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Tringa alpina: same as dunlin.
  • n. The knot, a sandpiper, Tringa canutus.
  • n. The snipe-fish, Centriscus scolopax.


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  • I also saw a sea-snipe, or trumpet-fish, but, oho, without a tooth!

    Lord Dolphin

  • At the sound of his gun the birds of the beach -- sea-snipe, curlew, plover -- showed the whites of their wings for an instant and fell to feeding again.

    Strong Hearts


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