T canutus


T canutus
Sandpiper Sand"pi`per, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The most important North American species are the pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa maculata}), called also {brownback}, {grass snipe}, and {jacksnipe}; the red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin ({T. alpina}); the purple sandpiper ({T. maritima}: the red-breasted sandpiper, or knot ({T. canutus}); the semipalmated sandpiper ({Ereunetes pusillus}); the spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail ({Actitis macularia}); the buff-breasted sandpiper ({Tryngites subruficollis}), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or upland plover. See under {Upland}. Among the European species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the sanderling, and the common sandpiper ({Actitis hypoleucus} syn. {Tringoides hypoleucus}), called also {fiddler}, {peeper}, {pleeps}, {weet-weet}, and {summer snipe}. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called sandpipers. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride. [1913 Webster]

{Curlew sandpiper}. See under {Curlew}.

{Stilt sandpiper}. See under {Stilt}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Canutus Lawardus, S. (1) — 1S. Canutus Lawardus, (7. Jan.), König der Obotriten (Wenden) und Herzog von Schleswig, war der Bruderssohn des hl. Canutus, der am 10. Juli verehrt wird. In seinem 8. oder 10. Jahre wurde er von seinem Vater Erich dem Guten, als dieser mit… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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