curwillet
Sanderling San"der*ling, n. [Sand + -ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo["o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also {curwillet}, {sand lark}, {stint}, and {ruddy plover}. [1913 Webster]

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  • curwillet — cur·wil·let …   English syllables

  • curwillet — ˌkərˈwilə̇t noun ( s) Etymology: imitative dialect England : sanderling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calidris arenaria — Sanderling San der*ling, n. [Sand + ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruddy plover — Sanderling San der*ling, n. [Sand + ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand lark — Sanderling San der*ling, n. [Sand + ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sanderling — San der*ling, n. [Sand + ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stint — Sanderling San der*ling, n. [Sand + ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small gray and brown sandpiper ({Calidris arenaria}) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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