yellowshanks
Tattler Tat"tler, n. 1. One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large, long-legged sandpipers belonging to the genus {Totanus}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common American species are the greater tattler, or telltale ({Totanus melanoleucus}), the smaller tattler, or lesser yellowlegs ({Totanus flavipes}), the solitary tattler ({Totanus solitarius}), and the semipalmated tattler, or willet. The first two are called also {telltale}, {telltale spine}, {telltale tattler}, {yellowlegs}, {yellowshanks}, and {yelper.} [1913 Webster]


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  • Yellowshanks — Yel low*shanks , Yellowshins Yel low*shins , n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Yellolegs}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellowshanks — Yellowlegs Yel low*legs , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of long legged sandpipers of the genus {Totanus}, in which the legs are bright yellow; called also {stone snipe}, {tattler}, {telltale}, {yellowshanks}; and {yellowshins}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellowshanks — noun plural but singular or plural in construction or yellowshins ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: yellow (I) + shanks (plural of shank) or shins, plural of shin : yellowlegs …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellowshins — Yellowshanks Yel low*shanks , Yellowshins Yel low*shins , n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Yellolegs}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stone snipe — Yellowlegs Yel low*legs , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of long legged sandpipers of the genus {Totanus}, in which the legs are bright yellow; called also {stone snipe}, {tattler}, {telltale}, {yellowshanks}; and {yellowshins}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tattler — Tat tler, n. 1. One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large, long legged sandpipers belonging to the genus {Totanus}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common American …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tattler — Yellowlegs Yel low*legs , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of long legged sandpipers of the genus {Totanus}, in which the legs are bright yellow; called also {stone snipe}, {tattler}, {telltale}, {yellowshanks}; and {yellowshins}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telltale — Tattler Tat tler, n. 1. One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large, long legged sandpipers belonging to the genus {Totanus}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telltale — Yellowlegs Yel low*legs , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of long legged sandpipers of the genus {Totanus}, in which the legs are bright yellow; called also {stone snipe}, {tattler}, {telltale}, {yellowshanks}; and {yellowshins}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telltale spine — Tattler Tat tler, n. 1. One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large, long legged sandpipers belonging to the genus {Totanus}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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