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Redshank Red"shank` (r?d"sh?nk`), n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common Old World limicoline bird ({Totanus calidris}), having the legs and feet pale red. The spotted redshank ({Totanus fuscus}) is larger, and has orange-red legs. Called also {redshanks}, {redleg}, and {clee}. (b) The fieldfare. [1913 Webster]

2. A bare-legged person; -- a contemptuous appellation formerly given to the Scotch Highlanders, in allusion to their bare legs. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • Clee — may refer to Clee Hills, a range of hills in Shropshire, England Brown Clee Hill, the highest point in the county of Shropshire, in the Clee Hills. Titterstone Clee Hill, a hill in the Clee Hills, Shropshire Clee Hill Junction, a railway junction …   Wikipedia

  • Clee — (kl[=e]), n. A claw. [Obs.] Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clee — Clee, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The redshank. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clée — Clée, voyez Clayes …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Clee — This is an English surname of ancient origins. First recorded in the county of Suffolk in the year 1327 when Richard Cle is so recorded in the pipe rolls of the county and far away in Gloucestershire in 1359 when William de Clee appears in the… …   Surnames reference

  • clee — ˈklē noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English clee, cleu, clea, from Old English clēa more at claw now dialect England : claw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clee Hill Junction — was a railway junction in Shropshire, England, where the line from Titterstone Clee Hill joined the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway, a LNWR/GWR joint line. It was situated just to the north of Ludlow.[1] The line to Clee Hill ran up from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Clee Hills — (spr. klī), Höhenzug in Shropshire (England), begrenzt das Tal der Severn auf der rechten Seite und steigt bis 550 m an …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Clee Hills — (spr. klih), Höhenzug in der engl. Grafsch. Shropshire, 546 m hoch; Steingruben (Dhustone) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Clee Hills — The span of the Clee Hills, with Titterstone Clee to the left (south) Clee Burf and Brown Clee (Abdun Burf) to the right (north), viewed from Shatterford Hill in Worcestershire. The Clee Hills are a range of hills in Shropshire, England near… …   Wikipedia

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