Anthus obscurus
Shore Shore, n. [OE. schore, AS. score, probably fr. scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. schoore, schoor. See {Shear}, v. t.] The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river. [1913 Webster]

Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello, Is come shore. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The fruitful shore of muddy Nile. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{In shore}, near the shore. --Marryat.

{On shore}. See under {On}.

{Shore birds} (Zo["o]l.), a collective name for the various limicoline birds found on the seashore.

{Shore crab} (Zo["o]l.), any crab found on the beaches, or between tides, especially any one of various species of grapsoid crabs, as {Heterograpsus nudus} of California.

{Shore lark} (Zo["o]l.), a small American lark ({Otocoris alpestris}) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also {horned lark}.

{Shore plover} (Zo["o]l.), a large-billed Australian plover ({Esacus magnirostris}). It lives on the seashore, and feeds on crustaceans, etc.

{Shore teetan} (Zo["o]l.), the rock pipit ({Anthus obscurus}). [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Anthus obscurus — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus obscurus — Sea lark Sea lark (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The rock pipit ({Anthus obscurus}). (b) Any one of several small sandpipers and plovers, as the ringed plover, the turnstone, the dunlin, and the sanderling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus Pensilvanicus — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus pratensis — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus Spraguei — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthus trivialis — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • American skylark — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow pipit — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipit — Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pipit larks — Pipit Pip it, n. [So named from its call note.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Anthus} and allied genera, of the family {Motacillid[ae]}. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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