Sprigtail
Sprigtail Sprig"tail` (spr[i^]g"t[=a]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The pintail duck; -- called also {sprig}, and {spreet-tail}. [Local, U.S.] (b) The sharp-tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • sprigtail — /sprig tayl /, n. 1. the pintail, Anas acuta. 2. See ruddy duck. 3. See sharp tailed grouse. [1670 80; SPRIG + TAIL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sprigtail — noun large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America • Syn: ↑sharp tailed grouse, ↑sprig tail, ↑Pedioecetes phasianellus • Hypernyms: ↑grouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • spreet-tail — Sprigtail Sprig tail (spr[i^]g t[=a]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pintail duck; called also {sprig}, and {spreet tail}. [Local, U.S.] (b) The sharp tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprig — Sprigtail Sprig tail (spr[i^]g t[=a]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pintail duck; called also {sprig}, and {spreet tail}. [Local, U.S.] (b) The sharp tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sharp-tailed grouse — noun large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America • Syn: ↑sprigtail, ↑sprig tail, ↑Pedioecetes phasianellus • Hypernyms: ↑grouse * * * noun : a large grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Sprig (AM-384) — was an Auk class minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing. Sprig was named after the “Sprig,” an inland duck, common to the entire northern… …   Wikipedia

  • ruddyduck — ruddy duck n. A North American duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) having stiff pointed tail feathers and, in the male, brownish red upper plumage and a black and white head. Also called sprigtail. * * * …   Universalium

  • sharp-tailed grouse — /shahrp tayld / a grouse, Pedioecetes phasianellus, of prairies and open forests of western North America, similar in size to the prairie chicken but with a more pointed tail. Also called sprigtail. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pedioecetes phasianellus — noun large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America • Syn: ↑sharp tailed grouse, ↑sprigtail, ↑sprig tail • Hypernyms: ↑grouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • sprig tail — noun large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America • Syn: ↑sharp tailed grouse, ↑sprigtail, ↑Pedioecetes phasianellus • Hypernyms: ↑grouse …   Useful english dictionary

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