churr
Dunlin Dun"lin, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill (E. dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.] (Zo["o]l.) A species of sandpiper ({Tringa alpina}); -- called also {churr}, {dorbie}, {grass bird}, and {red-backed sandpiper}. It is found both in Europe and America. [1913 Webster]

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  • Churr — Churr, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Churred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Churr ing}.] To make a churr, as a cockchafer. That s the churring of the nightjar. Hall Caine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Churr — Churr, n. [Cf. {Chirr}.] A vibrant or whirring noise such as that made by some insects, as the cockchafer, or by some birds, as the nightjar, the partridge, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Churr — Churr, v. t. To utter by churring. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • churr — [chʉr] n. [see CHIRR] a low, trilled or whirring sound made by some birds or insects vi. to make such a sound …   English World dictionary

  • churr — intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1555 to make a vibrant or whirring noise like that made by some insects (as the cockchafer) or some birds (as the partridge) • churr noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • churr — [[t]tʃɜr[/t]] v. i. churred, churr•ing, n. chirr …   From formal English to slang

  • churr — /cherr/, v.i., n. chirr. * * * …   Universalium

  • churr — Cleveland Dialect List to emit a murmuring sound as partridges do …   English dialects glossary

  • churr — verb &noun variant spelling of chirr …   English new terms dictionary

  • churr — /tʃɜ/ (say cher) verb (i), noun → chirr. {? variant of chirr} …   Australian English dictionary

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