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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stone-curlew, thick-kneed plover, or thick-knee, a charadriomorphic or plover-like wading bird of the family Œdicnemidæ, Œdicnemus crepitans, a common bird of Europe. See cut under Œdicnemus.
  • n. Hence, one of various limicoline birds of the plover and snipe families.


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