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Arenaria melanocephalaTurnstone Turn"stone`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any species of limicoline birds of the genera Strepsilas
and Arenaria, allied to the plovers, especially the common
American and European species (Strepsilas interpres). They
are so called from their habit of turning up small stones in
search of mollusks and other aquatic animals. Called also
brant bird, sand runner, sea quail, sea lark,
sparkback, and skirlcrake.
Black turnstone, the California turnstone (Arenaria
melanocephala). The adult in summer is mostly black,
except some white streaks on the chest and forehead, and
two white loral spots. Calidris arenariaSanderling San"der*ling, n. [Sand + -ling. So called because
it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the
A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very
common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called
also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover. Mya arenaria 2. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a
considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series
of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a
3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration;
lingering; as, long hours of watching.
4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in
time; far away.
The we may us reserve both fresh and strong Against
the tournament, which is not long. --Spenser.
5. Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length;
as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is,
extended to the measure of a mile, etc.
6. Far-reaching; extensive. `` Long views.' --Burke.
7. (Phonetics) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in
utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See Short,
a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 22, 30.
Note: Long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound
adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as,
long-armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long-horned,
long-necked, long-sleeved, long-tailed, long- worded,
In the long run, in the whole course of things taken
together; in the ultimate result; eventually.
Long clam (Zo["o]l.), the common clam (Mya arenaria) of
the Northern United States and Canada; -- called also
soft-shell clam and long-neck clam. See Mya.
Long cloth, a kind of cotton cloth of superior quality.
Long clothes, clothes worn by a young infant, extending
below the feet.
Long division. (Math.) See Division.
Long dozen, one more than a dozen; thirteen.
Long home, the grave.
Long measure, Long mater. See under Measure, Meter.
Long Parliament (Eng. Hist.), the Parliament which
assembled Nov. 3, 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell,
April 20, 1653.
Long price, the full retail price.
Long purple (Bot.), a plant with purple flowers, supposed
to be the Orchis mascula. --Dr. Prior.
Long suit (Whist), a suit of which one holds originally
more than three cards. --R. A. Proctor.
(a) A pivot gun of great length and range, on the dock of
(b) A long trough for washing auriferous earth. [Western
(c) (Zo["o]l.) The long-tailed titmouse.
Long wall (Coal Mining), a working in which the whole seam
is removed and the roof allowed to fall in, as the work
progresses, except where passages are needed.
Of long, a long time. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
To be, or go, long of the market, To be on the long
side of the market, etc. (Stock Exchange), to hold stock for
a rise in price, or to have a contract under which one can
demand stock on or before a certain day at a stipulated
price; -- opposed to short in such phrases as, to be
short of stock, to sell short, etc. [Cant] See Short.
To have a long head, to have a farseeing or sagacious mind. Mya arenariaClam Clam, n. [Cf. Clamp, Clam, v. t., Clammy.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially
those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria),
the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea
clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other
species of the United States. The name is said to have
been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East
You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or
cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes,
or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure. --Capt. John
Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a
coclke; it lieth under the sand. --Wood (1634).
2. (Ship Carp.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
3. pl. (Mech.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
Blood clam. See under Blood.
Meaning of Arenaria from wikipedia
, a Latin
sand-loving (or psammophylic), may refer
to : Arenaria
(bird), the turnstones, a bird genus
of the family
- A. arenaria
to: An abbreviation
of a species
name. In binomial nomenclature
the name of a species
the name of the genus
- ciliata Arenaria congesta
– ballhead sandwort Arenaria decussata Arenaria fendleri
– Fendler's sandwort Arenaria franklinii Arenaria glabra Arenaria
- Dolichoves**** arenaria
, also known
as the common aerial
hornet, and common yellow
hornet, is a species
of wasp within
- Potentilla arenaria
is a plant species
in the genus
Potentilla. Media related
to Potentilla arenaria
- Opuntia arenaria
of O. polyacantha
by many botanists, and is still treated
that way in the Flora
America. However, O...
- Veronica arenaria
is a flowering plant species
in the family
Plantaginaceae. It is native
to New South Wales
Australia. "Veronica arenaria
- Ammophila arenaria
is a species
of flowering plant
in the gr**** family
Poaceae. It is known
by the common names marram
gr**** and European
are two bird species
the genus Arenaria
in the family
Scolopacidae. They are closely related
to calidrid sandpipers
verna, the golden
moss or Irish
moss, is a terrestrial plant
in the genus Arenaria
Perennials: Arenaria verna
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