Virginia rail
noun Date: 1813 an American long-billed rail (Rallus limicola) that has gray cheeks

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  • virginia rail — noun Usage: usually capitalized V : an American long billed rail (Rallus limicola) resembling the king rail in color but scarcely larger than the sora * * * a long billed American rail, Rallus limicola, having blackish and reddish brown plumage.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virginia rail — virgininė vištelė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rallus limicola angl. Virginia rail vok. Virginiaralle, f rus. центральноамериканский пастушок, m pranc. râle de Virginie, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgasnapės… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Virginia rail — Virgin′ia rail′ n. orn a small, long billed North American rail, Rallus limicola, having blackish and reddish brown plumage • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Virginia rail — a long billed American rail, Rallus limicola, having blackish and reddish brown plumage. See illus. under rail3. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Virginia (rail) fence — ☆ Virginia (rail) fence or Virginia fence n. a zigzag fence made of rails laid across one another at the ends: also called snake fence, worm fence * * * …   Universalium

  • Virginia (rail) fence — ☆ Virginia (rail) fence or Virginia fence n. a zigzag fence made of rails laid across one another at the ends: also called snake fence, worm fence …   English World dictionary

  • Virginia (rail) fence — ☆ Virginia (rail) fence or Virginia fence n. a zigzag fence made of rails laid across one another at the ends: also called snake fence, worm fence …   English World dictionary

  • virginia rail fence — noun see virginia fence * * * Virginia fence or Virginia rail fence, a fence made of rails laid zigzag; snake fence …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virginia rail fence — Fence Fence (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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