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

  Upland \Up"land\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in
        situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.
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              Sometimes, with secure delight
              The upland hamlets will invite.       --Milton.
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     2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the
        neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2]
        " The race of upland giants." --Chapman.
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     Upland moccasin. (Zool.) See Moccasin.
     Upland sandpiper, or Upland plover (Zool.), a large
        American sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda) much valued as
        a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields
        and uplands. Called also Bartramian sandpiper,
        Bartram's tattler, field plover, grass plover,
        highland plover, hillbird, humility, prairie
        plover, prairie pigeon, prairie snipe, papabote,
        quaily, and uplander.
     Upland sumach (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus
        Rhus ({Rhus glabra), used in tanning and dyeing.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  upland sandpiper
      n 1: large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and
           uplands [syn: upland sandpiper, upland plover,
           Bartramian sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda]

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