Shearbill
Shearbill Shear"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The black skimmer. See {Skimmer}. [1913 Webster]

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  • shearbill — Skimmer Skim mer, n. 1. One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus {Rhynchops}, allied to the terns, but having the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shearbill — shear·bill …   English syllables

  • shearbill — ˈshi(ə)rˌbil noun Etymology: translation of French bec en ciseaux : black skimmer …   Useful english dictionary

  • R nigra — Skimmer Skim mer, n. 1. One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus {Rhynchops}, allied to the terns, but having the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scissorbill — Skimmer Skim mer, n. 1. One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus {Rhynchops}, allied to the terns, but having the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skimmer — Skim mer, n. 1. One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus {Rhynchops}, allied to the terns, but having the lower mandible… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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