sand lark
Sanderling San"der*ling, n. [Sand + -ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo["o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also {curwillet}, {sand lark}, {stint}, and {ruddy plover}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sand lark — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand-lark — sandˈ lark noun 1. A name applied to various small shore birds 2. A sandpiper • • • Main Entry: ↑sand …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sand Lark — Taxobox name = Sand Lark status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=52895|title=Acridotheres ginginianus|downloaded=2007 04 21 Evaluations in 1988 / 1994 / 2000, all LC. Least… …   Wikipedia

  • sand lark — indinis trumpapirštis vieversys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Calandrella raytal angl. sand lark vok. Uferlerche, f rus. индийский жаворонок, m; индийский малый жаворонок, m pranc. alouette raytal, f ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sand lark — noun 1. : any of numerous Asiatic larks (genus Alaudula) having short toes 2. Britain : a small sandpiper or plover (as a ring plover, the sanderling, and the common European sandpiper) 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sand — Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand badger — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand bag — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand ball — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand bath — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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