horned lark
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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  • Horned lark — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horned lark — noun : a small lark (Eremophila alpestris) and its subspecies widely distributed in the northern hemisphere * * * a lark, Eremophila alpestris, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a tuft of feathers on each side of the crown of the head. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horned Lark — raguotasis vieversys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Eremophila alpestris angl. Horned Lark vok. Ohrenlerche …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • horned lark — raguotieji vieversiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Eremophila angl. horned lark vok. Ohrenlerche, f rus. рогатый жаворонок, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – vieversiniai siauresnis terminas – baltagurklis raguotasis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • horned lark — geltongurklis raguotasis vieversys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Eremophila alpestris angl. horned lark vok. Ohrenlerche, f rus. обыкновенный рогатый жаворонок, m; рогатый жаворонок, m; рюм, m pranc. alouette hausse col …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • horned lark — noun Date: 1888 a brownish chiefly Holarctic lark (Eremophila alpestris of the family Alaudidae) that has small tufts of black feathers on top of the head …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horned lark — a lark, Eremophila alpestris, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a tuft of feathers on each side of the crown of the head. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • prairie horned lark — noun : a horned lark (Otocoris alpestris praticola) of east central No. America with a pale yellow or whitish throat and white patches over and behind the eyes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horned — Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horned bee — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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