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 for Stilt sandpiper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sandpiper \Sand"pi`per\, n.
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline
        game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas,
        Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family
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     Note: The most important North American species are the
           pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa maculata), called also
           brownback, grass snipe, and jacksnipe; the
           red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin
           ({Tringa alpina); the purple sandpiper ({Tringa
           maritima: the red-breasted sandpiper, or knot ({Tringa
           canutus); the semipalmated sandpiper ({Ereunetes
           pusillus); the spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail
           ({Actitis macularia); the buff-breasted sandpiper
           ({Tryngites subruficollis), and the Bartramian
           sandpiper, or upland plover. See under Upland. Among
           the European species are the dunlin, the knot, the
           ruff, the sanderling, and the common sandpiper
           ({Actitis hypoleucus syn. Tringoides hypoleucus),
           called also fiddler, peeper, pleeps, weet-weet,
           and summer snipe. Some of the small plovers and
           tattlers are also called sandpipers.
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     2. (Zool.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.
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     Curlew sandpiper. See under Curlew.
     Stilt sandpiper. See under Stilt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stilt \Stilt\, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta,
     LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E.
     1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop
        to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is
        sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged
        upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.
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              Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
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     2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.]
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     3. (Zool.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to
        Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are
        remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks,
        stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer.
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     Note: The American species ({Himantopus Mexicanus) is well
           known. The European and Asiatic stilt ({Himantopus
           candidus) is usually white, except the wings and
           interscapulars, which are greenish black. The
           white-headed stilt ({Himantopus leucocephalus) and the
           banded stilt ({Cladorhynchus pectoralis) are found in
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     Stilt plover (Zool.), the stilt.
     Stilt sandpiper (Zool.), an American sandpiper
        ({Micropalama himantopus) having long legs. The bill is
        somewhat expanded at the tip.
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